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NCJ Number: 126519 Find in a Library
Title: Public Health Concerns (From AIDS Cases and Materials, P 813-869, 1989, Michael L. Closen, Donald H. J. Hermann, et al. -- See NCJ-126507)
Author(s): P Horne
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 57
Sponsoring Agency: John Marshall Publishing Co
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Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The American Public Health Association has announced that it is considering replacing the threat of nuclear war as the number one public health problem with AIDS.
Abstract: For information and education to be effective in helping to control the spread of HIV and AIDS, both must be designed to influence behaviors associated with transmission of HIV. Because of the urgency of the AIDS problem, interventions are being implemented while research is conducted to assure and assess the effectiveness of the interventions. Target populations for the AIDS educational campaign are the public (with special programs for racial and ethnic minority communities), school and college-aged populations, persons infected or at risk of infection, and health workers. An intensive, continuing national public information campaign began in July 1987 featuring, among other things, designation of October 1987 as "AIDS Awareness and Prevention Month," distribution of public service announcements to television and radio networks nationwide, and mobilization of public and private organizations in AIDS prevention efforts. Also, the National AIDS Information Line provides easy access to information about AIDS.
Main Term(s): Police AIDS policies
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV transmission; Rights of AIDS patients
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