This comprehensive review examines the biological, medical, social, historical, and political aspects of HIV/AIDS. * Original stories about living with HIV penned by HIV-positive patients * Thought Boxes and questions for discussion to challenge learners to think broadly and apply material presented in the book to other areas * Case studies from China, Africa, and India * Photographs taken by the author doing HIV work in Africa * A chronology that traces the HIV epidemic from its discovery a quarter century ago