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TitleAIDS Impact on Public Policy [electronic resource] : An International Forum: Policy, Politics, and AIDS / edited by Robert F. Hummel, William F. Leavy, Michael Rampolla, Sherry Chorost
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1986
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-9489-5
Descript 180 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome continues to be a major concern of the research and health care communities as well as the dominant public health issue in the news media. In the early years of the epidemic. attention was appropriately focused on characterizing the epidemiology of the disease in order to define the nature and extent of this new threat. However. as the disease affected the lives of ever increasing thousands of individuals and spread to almost every country. its ramifications were felt at every level of society. In addition to medical and research issues. profound social. economic and moral dilemmas have arisen. The implications which AIDS has on public policy continue to unfold. Recognizing the value of assembling those who were involved with AIDS on a national and international level. New York State through its Health Department brought together social scientists, researchers. clinicians. educators, community leaders. government officials and public policy analysts to explore and discuss major AIDS public policy issues at the AIDS International Symposium. This volume includes both the major papers presented as well as the discussions among the panel members which followed the presentations. Clearly, the conference demonstrated the international nature of AIDS as a public health and public policy problem. Evident also ;s that the devleopment of public policy properly begins as a dialogue, both at the interpersonal and international levels, and that the process is never complete, particularly when it concerns the type of threat that AIDS presents to the world community


CONTENT

Welcoming Remarks: -- Keynote Address: Heterosexual Transmission: Fear or Reality -- Public Health and Private Rights: Health, Social, and Ethical Perspectives -- Research: International Cooperation and Competition -- Keynote Address: AIDS: A Classical Public Health Problem in Modern Guise -- Clinical Management: Treatment Modes and Impact on the Health Care System -- Education and Communication: Enhancing Public Understanding and Fostering Disease Prevention -- Keynote Address: AIDS in the United Kingdom -- AIDS and Economics: An International Perspective


Medicine Public health Infectious diseases Epidemiology Social sciences Medicine & Public Health Infectious Diseases Public Health Epidemiology Social Sciences general



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