Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Christine A. Byrd

Second Advisor

Dr. William Fenn

Third Advisor

Dr. Silvia Rossbach


HTV and AIDS affect millions of people in the world everyday; however, at times the importance of the pandemic is sometimes ignored. It is difficult to imagine that a killer of millions is not feared and respected by all people. Although AIDS is a popular topic in the media it still does not seem to hit home with far too many individuals. The impact of this deadly syndrome seems to be felt only by those in direct contact with the killer, even though people are well aware of its unbiased nature.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only