All terminal diseases burden the patient and his or her family with the pain
and trauma of dying, as well as the social problems of job
discrimination, fear of contamination, and the loss of friends. AIDS
carries an additional social stigma, as if the disease were a dirty secret
rather than a deadly virus.
This program examines some of the realities: how AIDS is actually
transmitted; how many cases of infection are the result of sexually active
teens believing that it can't happen to them; how vital to patients and
their families community support is; and how--no matter where we live--AIDS
is already affecting us all in some way.