Basic Information about HIV and AIDS
Please click on AIDS Primer, if you do not see
the A-Z navigation links, specific for this section.
Use the health and science
engines to find additional HIV/AIDS information. Understand specific terms in AIDS Literature using the
This page is a part of a much larger website -- "Treasures of the Internet" -- that includes other health-related
sections, as well as other more general sections on the arts, literature, science, etc. If this is your first visit, please read
"navigating this site",
for further guidance.
the databases below were written for lay people and not for clinicians and health specialists. [Read Caution and Disclaimer below.]
Questions and Answers (Q&A) about HIV/AIDS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Visit also the Glossary to become familiar with terms used in HIV/AIDS literature.
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Notes and Footnotes:
Click on Literature Sources
to access the source of the information database, specified as superscript after each topic link.
Caution & Disclaimer: The primary sites cited in the "A to Z navigation links", as well as in the major sections (see left navigation links), were written or compiled by scientists and clinicians, but some of the hyperlinked sites (within the primary links) were not always written by scientists nor clinicians. Also, the contents of some of the hyperlinked sites were not always based from scientific research or clinical trials but more from personal experience of or interpretation of the literature by people with HIV/AIDS or caregivers and others with interest about the disease. Therefore, exercise caution when using any information provided. Be sure to discuss them with your primary health care provider.
Because of the nature of some forms of the transmission of HIV, the language used in some of the hyperlinked sites can be very explicit.