Make sense out of confusing HIV/AIDS terminology! Finally, here is a reference work that contains clear and useful definitions of words, phrases, and medical terms associated with HIV/AIDS! The Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology is an easy-to-understand guide to all of the mainstream jargon surrounding this epidemic. This user-friendly volume brings you a number of essential features, such as: * popular and scientific names of conditions and medicines * listings of addresses and contact information for organizations and government agencies that are concerned with HIV/AIDS * definitions of historical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms related to HIV/AIDS * details of corporate and organizational involvement with HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and interventionThe Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology also includes entries that describe and relate to legal, social, psychological, and religious issues, not just medical terms, to give readers a complete source that will meet all of their needs. With this single resource, you will be able to easily and thoroughly understand the sometimes complex jargon associated with HIV/AIDS.For librarians, AIDS service organizations, people living with AIDS, and the general public, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology is a comprehensive guide to conditions and medical terms associated with HIV/AIDS. Dates, histories, addresses, telephone numbers, and Web site addresses are included with many entries. Including words specific to the epidemic as well as related psychosocial phrases, this essential volume offers you definitions of HIV/AIDS medications and listings of organizations and government agencies that are concerned with the disease.