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NCJ Number: 118990 Find in a Library
Title: Power of Professionalism: Policies for AIDS in Britain, Sweden, and the United States
Journal: Daedalus  Volume:118  Issue:2  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:93-112
Author(s): D M Fox; P Day; R Klein
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 20
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article compares the financial, social, and emotional effects of AIDS in Great Britain, Sweden, and the United States.
Abstract: Both the incidence and therefore the financial and emotional impact of the HIV epidemic have been considerably greater in the United States than in either Britain or Sweden. The initial government reaction to AIDS in all three countries was slow and cautious. However, once governments decided to take strong initiative, they quickly established the terms of debate and pursued AIDS policies modeled on historical responses to outbreaks of plague and other virulent infections. Policy in the three countries has mainly been based on consensus, both professional and political: A consensus that has ruled out certain options but that has also generated considerable support for the course pursued. 16 notes.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention
Index Term(s): Cross-cultural comparisons; Great Britain/United Kingdom; International cooperation; Policy analysis; Sweden
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