AIDS Education: A beginning

 This issue of POPULATION REPORTS is dedicated to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and its prevention.  Contents include 1) The Extent of the Problem, 2) How is the Virus Spread?  3) Mass Media Programs for the General Public, 4) Programs for People at High Risk, 5) Counseling, 6) Evaluation, 7) Family Planning and AIDS prevention, 8) Lessons from Family Planning Programs, and 9) a Bibliography.  Some of the highlights are entitled 1) AIDS toll growing, 2) What is safer sex?  3) Programs is Switzerland, Uganda, Zaire, and Mexico profiled, 4) Mass media can make a difference, 5) Lessons learned from mass media programs, 6) Programs for people at high risk change behavior, stir controversy, 7) Condoms offer good, not perfect protection, 8) Family planning programs fight AIDS, and 9) Family planning experience can help combat AIDS.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Center for Communication Programs,Population Information Program