The Initial Impact of AIDS on Public Health Law in the United State-1986
Matthews, Gene W.
Neslund, Verla S.
JAMA. 1987 Jan 16; 257(3): 344-352.
The impact of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) on public health is just beginning to be felt. Initial state reporting requirements have expanded to attempts to control the spread of the disease through limiting activities such as school attendance and identifying carriers by screening tests. Federal statutory authority has also been invoked. Liability for, and compensation of, AIDS victims who contracted the disease from blood transfusions, organ transplantation, or sexual activity may have a significant impact on health personnel and public health policy. Breaches of confidentiality could result in increased bias against AIDS victims and carriers, who are already experiencing discrimination in employment, housing, health care, insurance, and funeral arrangements. It is unlikely that AIDS-related legal matters will be resolved quickly. (KIE abstract)
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Artificial Insemination; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Blood; Blood Donation; Blood Transfusions; Children; Communicable Diseases; Compensation; Confidentiality; Carriers; Disease; Duty to Warn; Discrimination; Emergency Care; Employment; Federal Government; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Care; Health Personnel; Homosexuals; Insurance; Law; Legal Aspects; Legislation; Liability; Mandatory Programs; Mandatory Reporting; Organ Transplantation; Patient Care; Prisoners; Public Health; Public Policy; Quarantine; Regulation; Review; Reporting; Sexuality; Social Discrimination; State Government; Students; Transplantation;
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