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This comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to combating HIV is designed for people confronting HIV in places with few medical resources. It is easily accessible to those without advanced technical knowledge and without prior training in the care of people with AIDS or in the prevention of HIV. Topics include biology of the virus, strategies for prevention, symptoms and epidemiology, counselling for people with HIV and their families, how to care for people with HIV, and writing grant proposals. Also included are advances in testing technology, and guidelines for administering antiretroviral medicines to both adults and children, discussion of risk factors, interventions and treatments with the focus on community-based solutions that are possible in poor communities.