HIV/AIDS Reporting Manual, Style Guide, Kaiser Family Foundation, 2012

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This publication is a comprehensive guide for journalists covering the global HIV epidemic. It emphasizes the importance of sound journalistic practices including a review of ethical considerations, fact checking for scientific/medical accuracy, confidentiality concerns, avoiding stereotypes and the impact of stigma.

The guide contains an HIV/AIDS glossary, commonly used acronyms, the interpretation and reporting of HIV data, frequently asked questions about HIV and a general timeline of the global history of the epidemic, medical advances and the politics of HIV. Other sections provide information on opportunistic infections, drug therapies, efforts to develop a vaccine and key organizations confronting the epidemic as well as sections dealing with the relationships between HIV and tuberculosis and malaria.