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This guide, published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, offers a wealth of information on HIV reporting for journalists.

It starts with the basics of HIV/AIDS reporting and explains the challenges, sensitivities and importance of quality reporting in this field.

In addition to tips on how to pitch stories to editors, find new angles and time your stories optimally, the guide provides advice on ethical reporting.

There are generous lists of additional resources, as well as a comprehensive glossary; a timeline of the history of HIV; answers to frequently asked questions; an explanation of terms used in antiretroviral therapy and details on commonly-used drugs. There is also a guide to how the drug development and approval process works.

High-profile individuals in the HIV/AIDS arena are listed, along with a brief explanation of their roles.

The last two chapters focus on tuberculosis and malaria, and elaborate on the interconnectedness of these diseases with HIV/AIDS.

Link to full guide