Now in its eighth edition, Our Bodies, Ourselves (The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective)—the best-selling reference manual for all aspects of women’s health and sexuality—devotes an entire chapter to HIV/AIDS. (Read an excerpt at Although details on the virus and treatment change rapidly, the book provides a springboard of information (and links to newer data). It’s a perfect update for a new era of women looking to fight the epidemic and protect themselves. ($24.95, Simon & Schuster.)