Although much research has been done on the development of AIDS and the behaviour of the HIV virus, many basic questions remain unanswered. The treatments available are expensive and beyond the budgets of developing countries.
Published in 1995, this briefing looks at the main scientific issues that the epidemic has raised so far and the challenges ahead. It reviews the basic information about HIV and AIDS and the available treatments for the disease.
The briefing also analyses some of the controversies raised by HIV and AIDS, looking at the surrounding complex behavioural and social difficulties.