AIDS Impact on Public Policy

An International Forum: Policy, Politics, and AIDS

  • Robert F. Hummel
  • William F. Leavy
  • Michael Rampolla
  • Sherry Chorost

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Welcoming Remarks

    1. David Axelrod, David Sencer, Edward Koch
      Pages 1-4
  3. Keynote Address: Heterosexual Transmission: Fear or Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
  4. Public Health and Private Rights: Health, Social and Ethical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Ronald Bayer, Harvey Fineberg, Thomas Vernon
      Pages 15-34
  5. Research: International Cooperation and Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. LeRoy Walters, James Wyngaarden, Julian Gold
      Pages 37-61
  6. Keynote Address: AIDS: A Classical Public Health Problem in Modern Guise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
  7. Clinical Management: Treatment Modes and Impact on the Health Care System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. James Curran, David Axelrod, Mervyn Silverman
      Pages 75-102
  8. Education and Communication: Enhancing Public Understanding and Fostering Disease Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
  9. Keynote Address: AIDS in the United Kingdom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. E. Donald Acheson
      Pages 131-137
  10. AIDS and Economics: An International Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Daniel Fox, J. B. Brunet, Rashi Fein
      Pages 141-163
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 165-169

About this book


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.


AIDS Moral Nation Public Health epidemiology health health care nature

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Hummel
    • 1
  • William F. Leavy
    • 1
  • Michael Rampolla
    • 1
  • Sherry Chorost
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State Department of HealthAlbanyUSA

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