Welcome to the companion Web site to "Surviving AIDS," originally
broadcast on NOVA on February 2, 1999. The program looks at the cutting edge
of AIDS research, and what scientists are learning about preserving the immune system and
marshalling the body's natural defenses against HIV to keep infected people
from progressing to AIDS. Here's what you'll find online:
Plus Help/Resources and a Teacher's Guide.
- Fighting Back (Hot Science)
As you try to fight off an infection in this interactive activity, you'll
gain an appreciation for the complexity of the body's immune system.
(Shockwave and non-Shockwave versions)
- See HIV in Action
In a series of sophisticated color graphics and Quicktime movies, AIDS
researcher José Assouline guides viewers through the life cycle of H.I.V.
- Search for a Vaccine
Dr. David Baltimore, chairman of the AIDS Vaccine Research Committee, gives
a cautious yet hopeful update on the hunt for a vaccine—a quest on which
the U.S. government alone spends $200 million a year.
- AIDS in Perspective
Click through six world maps, each of which tells a different, yet equally
sobering story about the worldwide magnitude of AIDS, and those who are
- The Virus Fighters
Some of the world's leading AIDS researchers discuss their hopes and fears
for curbing this global scourge.
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