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Surviving AIDS

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Fighting Back (Hot Science)
This online activity illustrates how the immune system works and includes a glossary of key terms. (Requires Shockwave plug-in; non-Shockwave version available.) (Grades 9-12)

See HIV in Action
A video clip show viewers the life cycle of HIV; color slides step out the process with text that explains what happens at each stage. (Video clip requires QuickTime plug-in.) (Grades 9-12)

Search for a Vaccine
Learn about the magnitude of today's AIDS epidemic, the quest for a vaccine, the reality of fighting HIV in its early stages, where basic research stands now, and more in this interview with pre-eminent biologist Dr. David Baltimore, chairman of the National Institute of Health's AIDS Vaccine Research Committee. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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 affected. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

The Virus Fighters
Find out from top AIDS researchers where the latest research is heading, some of the obstacles and promises of these newest directions, and how HIV has pushed science in multiple different directions. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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Surviving AIDS
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