Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Michael Thomas Ford
In his book, 100 Questions and Answers About AIDS: A Guide for Young People, Michael Thomas Ford uses a question-and-answer format to answer common questions about topics such as methods of transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
The text includes detailed diagrams on subject related to the prevention of AIDS as well as interviews with AIDS patients and listing of support groups.
The first 27 questions cover technical aspects of HIV and AIDS, including where the virus is found, how many people are infected, the definition of full-blown AIDS, how many young people have AIDS.
The next section of 20 questions covers fact and fiction; followed by the section on keeping safe with 30 questions dealing with safer sex. Questions concerning condoms, kissing, and drugs point out bluntly what is involved with unprotected sex.
The last section involves 23 questions covering testing and beyond. Also included is a resource guide of hotlines and organizations plus a glossary. This is a highly recommended book for school and public libraries. (H. Robert Malinowsky).
100 Questions and Answers About AIDS: A Guide for Young People, by Michael Thomas Ford. 1992. New Discovery Books/Macmillan, 866 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10022. 202p