Ryan Wayne White (* December 6, 1971 - † April 8, 1990 ), the American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from school because of his infection. A hemophiliac, he became infected with HIV from a contaminated blood treatment and, when diagnosed in 1984, was given six months to live.
How Stuff Works! Viruses! --- This series of articles provides a step by step analysis of how viruses function, what they are composed of, and their impact on humanity. How stuff works is a great resource in general for information of any sort.