The Syphilis Epidemic and Its Relations to AIDS
Brandt, Allan M.
Science. 1988 Jan 22; 239(4838): 375-380.
This article presents an overview of the history of medical and public health responses to syphilis in the 20th-century United States and briefly evaluates the relevance and significance of these approaches for the AIDS epidemic. The parallels are numerous: they relate to science, public health, civil liberties, and social attitudes concerning sexually transmitted infection. The strengths and limits of past approaches to controlling sexually transmitted diseases are explored as a possible guide for AIDS policy.
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Attitudes; Drugs; Education; Epidemiology; Health; Health Education; Historical Aspects; Legal Rights; Mandatory Programs; Mass Screening; Public Health; Public Policy; Rights; Science; Sexuality; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Stigmatization; Syphilis; Voluntary Programs; War;
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