Learning About and Living With HIV/AIDS

Since the world first became acquainted with AIDS more than 20 years ago, the research and literature available about the subject has grown in leaps and bounds. Just try typing “AIDS” into any search engine and you’ll be bombarded with thousands upon thousands of hits. By asking more specific questions about the subject, you can start using the Web to learn how to successfully live with the disease, talk to someone about HIV/AIDS, or get involved in activism organizations.

HIV/AIDS: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

If you or a friend or family member has recently been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, you probably have ... read more »

Living With HIV

Now that you know you are HIV positive, your medical care will become one of the most important ... read more »

Talking to Children About HIV and AIDS

It can be difficult to talk to kids about HIV and AIDS. You might be asking yourself: How do I ... read more »


People living with HIV/AIDS still encounter discrimination today: in the workplace, in healthcare ... read more »


HIV/AIDS affects people in a multitude of ways; perhaps you’ve lost someone to the illness, or you’ve recently been diagnosed with HIV, or are simply trying to live a happy, successful life. Regardless of your circumstances, you will be able to find someone to share your feelings with about HIV/AIDS. The Web offers great online communities and the opportunity to find local support groups in your own community.

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  • Some of the Web sites mentioned in this guide, including AEGIS, The Body,, and the National Pediatric AIDS Network have message boards, forums, or personal stories from people affected by or living with HIV/AIDS.
  • If you prefer talking with someone face to face rather than on the Web, try typing “HIV support groups” and your city name in a search engine to find support meetings in your area.

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