Aids is a worldwide epidemic affecting virtually every country. It is a global health problem. To marshal resources worldwide against this global threat, W.H.O. and the nations of the world in 1987 enacted a global plan of attack against aids. An unprecedented scientific effort has produced the first useful drugs and steps toward a vaccine. Information and education are the only weapons available now to fight aids. Individuals can arm themselves with facts and knowledge and help prevent its spread. All persons can demonstrate wisdom and compassion when relating to others about aids victims.