HIV and AIDS are devastating and deadly diseases, but there are many ways to prevent contraction. There are also many ways to live a full life with a positive diagnosis. This informative guide explains the history of HIV and AIDS, and how treatments for the diseases has changed, both in North America and around the world. Readers will receive straightforward information on how the disease is contracted, what behaviors are low versus high risk, and the ins and outs of getting tested. Expert information on handling a diagnosis and telling others will provide readers with fundamental, straightforward information.