SOURCE: Questia Media, Inc.

December 01, 2006 03:00 ET

Questia Supports World AIDS Day

Free, Open Access to AIDS/HIV Educational Content

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2006 -- Questia Media, the world's largest online educational library and research service, today announced free, open access to AIDS/HIV-related educational publications from among its collection of over 67,000 books in participation with this year's World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day takes place each year on December 1. The theme for 2006 is "accountability," with the slogan "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise." World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Questia believes that one of the best ways for each person to help fight HIV and AIDS is through education.

"Questia's mission is to further the quest for knowledge -- and we're proud to participate in World AIDS Day for 2006 by making our best educational content open to all who want to learn more about AIDS and HIV," said Troy Williams, CEO and president of Questia.

More than 130 publications are featured among these AIDS-related topics in Questia's collection:

--  AIDS
--  HIV
--  AIDS/HIV Prevention & Education
--  AIDS Orphans
--  AIDS/HIV & Teenagers
--  AIDS/HIV & Women
--  AIDS in Africa
--  AIDS in Asia
--  AIDS in the Workplace
Visitors to Questia may read any of these featured AIDS/HIV educational publications for free through December 10.

About Questia

Questia Media, Inc. provides the world's largest online academic library and research resource. Over 500,000 students, instructors, and lifelong learners in more than 200 countries use Questia's collection of 67,000 full-text, copyrighted books and over 1.5 million articles for scholarly research.

A digital toolkit enables researchers to highlight text, properly cite passages, and instantly generate bibliographies and footnotes. In addition, Questia provides a personalized workspace for each user, complete with an individual bookshelf and reference resources. Designed for use by educators and students to enhance curricula, the Questia service also includes the Questia Classroom, a teacher/student resource center that incorporates digital library content with classroom instruction. Founded in 1998, Questia Media is based in Houston.

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