The book analyzes language use in headlines on HIV/AIDS in selected newspapers in the framework of CDA(Critical Discourse Analysis) to see how newspaper headlines are used to initiate, sustain and shape discourse on the views of readers on HIV/AIDS issues. HIV/AIDS is a health problem that is considered seriously because of the difficulty it has posed over the years in defying a cure solution. Owing to this, management of the problem is highly required especially with the fact that many of the people living with it live below the poverty line and could hardly afford the medication deployed to its management. Besides, the management does not require the applicable medication only. There are responses that are required from those not living with the virus to support those living with it. The nature of its management demands sensitization and creation of awareness. This creates a tripartite relation involving the media, agencies vested with the responsibility of managing the scourge and the public in which those living with the disease exist.
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