Virology and Natural History of HIV/AIDS
CELLS alive! allows teachers and students to use their images in class
reports, projects, homework, lectures, and handouts. The site includes
interactive and animated diagrams of the intracellular events of HIV
infection, from initial attachment of a viral particle to a CD4+ cell,
through budding of new viruses from that cell (http://www.cellsalive.com/hiv0.htm).
How AIDS Works (How Stuff Works 2001)
An easy-to-understand description of the mechanics of HIV with animated
Surviving AIDS. See HIV in Action (Nova Online
In a series of sophisticated color graphics and QuickTime movies, AIDS
researcher José Assouline guides viewers through the life cycle
of HIV. From “Surviving AIDS.” (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/aids/)
a PBS/Nova Online production
AIDS: The War Within - Illustrations of the AIDS
Images from an exhibit from the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
on the AIDS lifecycle.
Virology of HIV/AIDS
How HIV Works in Your Body (GlaxoSmithKline)
A cartoon approach to understanding what HIV does once it is inside
Available online at http://www.thebody.com/glaxo/howhiv/howhiv.html
The Link Between HIV and AIDS
Fact Sheet: The Evidence that HIV Causes AIDS
This document summarizes the abundant evidence that HIV causes AIDS.
Questions and answers at the end of this document address the specific
claims of those who assert that HIV is not the cause of AIDS.
Available online at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/evidhiv.htm
The Origin of HIV
The Past and Future of HIV
Kanki, P.J. & Essex, M.E. The Past and Future of HIV. In The
Emergence of AIDS: The Impact on Immunology, Microbiology, and Public
Health, K.H. Mayer & H.F. Pizer (eds.). Washington, D.C.: American
Public Health Association, 2000.
This chapter discusses the origins of HIV, reviewing the findings from
the first 20 years of epidemiological research.