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AIDS and the policy struggle in the United States

Author: Patricia D Siplon
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With an initial chapter that clearly follows the tangled historical string from the first realizations of a medical emergency to today's overwhelming worldwide epidemical crisis, the author goes on to look at how medical treatments for AIDS have changed and grown; how blood policies were formed; how value-based debates raged and continue to rage over prevention; how communities developed to first respond to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia D Siplon
ISBN: 0878403787 9780878403783 0878403779 9780878403776
OCLC Number: 48964730
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Title 6 (United States)
Description: xii, 162 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Nature of the policy process --
New drugs, new rules, new relationships --
Blood policy in the age of AIDS --
Dueling models of AIDS prevention; harm reduction and abstinence --
New means of providing for the sick; Ryan White CARE act --
Us and them; AIDS as a foreign policy issue --
Conclusion; struggling toward the future.
Responsibility: Patricia D. Siplon.
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