Tomorrow is World AIDS Awareness Day, and the theme for the next several years is “Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.” Despite advances in treatment and an increased awareness about transmission of the disease, the statistics related to HIV positive individuals and new infection rates are alarming: 1.2 million in the United States are living with HIV, and about 20% of them are unaware of their status. Tens of thousands are diagnosed each year, and the infections are completely preventable with education and awareness. Reading literature about characters living with this affliction is one way to promote understanding that will reduce the stigma associated with the disease as well as increase education. These novels (and one nonfiction title) tackle this issue.