Research the worldwide incidence of AIDS and the latest strategies for treatment of HIV/AIDS. Start with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Web site. Then view at least one other Web site.
Write a letter to your senator or congressperson, sharing your opinion about the role that you feel the United States (and western Europe) should play in combating AIDS. State your position and support it with reasons. How much and what type of assistance should we provide, and to which countries?
Read the posts of other learners. Choose two posts you find interesting, and respond in the role of the letter recipient (as the legislator involved). If you disagree with the learner’s response, present an alternative viewpoint. If you agree with the learner’s letter, explain the complexities of the situation that limit or constrain your ability to act.