According to recent statistics from the World Health Organization, there are currently 36m people living with AIDS/HIV worldwide. The disease is having truly devastating effects in many countries. With this in view, FID has brought together this important collection of papers with contributions by health workers, HIV/AIDS activists, sociologists, policy analysts and journalists from around the world.
Contents: Editorial: Health and the Right to Information: The Case of HIV/AIDS, Learning Across Regions: The Role of the Sexual Health Exchange International Newsletter International AIDS Conferences: Extending Information Exchange Beyond the Session Halls, The ExtraMED Biomedical Periodicals Library and HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS and Information: Region Specific Information for Journalists, How Safe are People's Interpretations of Safer Sex? Health Education Messages in the Context of HIV/AIDS, Breaking the Silence: The Role of HIV-positive Speakers in AIDS Education and Information, Copyright Restrictions and Non-English AIDS Information, Training on Gender and Reproductive Health: Placing HIV Prevention in the Broader Context, Selected Resources on HIV/AIDS