This pamphlet provides the latest information on the virus that continues to pose the greatest risk to gay men, who account for almost half of all AIDS cases. The pamphlet warns that although advances in treatment can prolong the life and reduce the suffering of someone with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, there is still no cure. It explains how the HIV virus is spread and describes the three stages of infection. Readers are told that abstaining from sex and from the sharing of needles for drug use or tattooing provide the maximum protection from HIV infection. For those who are sexually active, it urges the consistent use of condoms and regular testing for infection. It directs readers seeking further information to the “In the Know Zone” website and to the National STI Hotline.