Information about HIV and AIDS is changing rapidly. HIV is a chronic disease that requires medical, social, and personal management. As of December 1996, more than 293,433 Americans are HIV-positive or have AIDS. HIV has crossed all socioeconomic, gender, and racial barriers, and continues to spread daily. The Internet holds hundreds of HIV-related sites, several of which are available as news and discussion groups. These sites may be used as sources of support or knowledge for people who are HIV-positive, affected by HIV, or for professionals that provide care. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: getinfo@haworthpressinc.com ]