AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the final stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system. The condition gradually destroys the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight infections. Instinctively, the first thing anyone wants to know about a disease is whether it is going to kill us. Not everyone who is infected gets sick. Not everyone who is treated gets well. Net,, this is a disease that still requires our collective vigilence. As this New Times article notes, "AIDS, at 25, Offers No Easy Answers." and yet we know we must continue to ask the questions to find answers and insights for protoccol and treatment.