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THE AIDS EPIDEMIC: AN OVERVIEW
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This Overview section of the Encyclopedia of AIDS is designed to introduce readers to the broad sweep of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and, in particular, to the manner in which this volume covers the epidemic's complex social, political, cultural, and scientific dimensions. While the specific entries in the body of the book are organized alphabetically, the Overview enables the reader to trace through particular themes and areas of interest and to see how different entries interrelate.