Public policy and AIDS

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Abstract

In summary of some of the major issues raised by AIDS (Table 1), social, political, and economic forces all impact on the global outbreak of AIDS. Conversely the epidemiologic and medical realities of this disease have forced a reconsideration of moral and ethical values, prioritization of resource allocation, and pervasion of virtually every aspect of the health care delivery system. Advocates for AIDS funding have set a model for other espousing the significance of diseases ranging from rare disorders to breast cancer. As this issue was written (summer 1993), it was apparent that attention of the media had shifted to numerous other domestic and foreign concerns. Hopefully, when the Clinics next present perinatal AIDS, the pendulum will have swung back and there will be a wider variety of effective therapeutic agents available permitting longer survival of greater quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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