General information about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
If you don't know very much about science or virology, you may want to
refer back to the glossary
of AIDS-related terms.
A concise summary of issues relating to the disease can be found in the
General's Report for June 10, 1993.
More specific information is also available in several areas. In particular,
Most importantly, many authors have taken the time to summarize important
information about the virus and disease. These summaries are usually in
the form of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
HIV genome sequences are available from HIVNET.
More in-depth converage of a number of topics can be found in articles
and reviews that are available via the Net. For example, the AIDS BBS contains
from scientific literature, government papers and the Wall Street Journal
as well as periodicals
such as newsletters and bulletins. The University of Chicago devotes a
page to an AIDS Book Review
The newsgroup sci.med.aids maintains a FAQ list that is constantly being
updated. Areas covered now include how to prevent
and treatment options, and complete information on AIDS
controversies, such as Duesberg's theory that HIV does not cause AIDS.
Finally, there are many further sources that can be individually searched
for a particular topic.
Telnet to CHAT (AIDS database).
BBS is a good clearing house and contains resources
such as an international listing of related BBSs.
A complete index of AIDS information is available from the NIH.
FAQs list other internet and electronic resources for AIDS as well
as non-electronic sources, such as hotlines and governmental agencies in
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