The Impact of AIDS on State and Local Health Departments: Issues and a Few Answers
Judson, Franklyn N.
Vernon, Thomas M.
American Journal of Public Health. 1988 Apr; 78(4): 387-393.
Owing to large differences in the incidence of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and in public health resources and priorities, the impact of AIDS on state and local health departments has been variable. Nonetheless, health departments everywhere are being held responsible for surveillance and control of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) epidemic which we believe requires, at minimum, convenient, free HIV testing and counseling; expanded HIV services in sexually transmitted diseases clinics and substance treatment centers; locally oriented AIDS information/education; notification of persons unknowingly exposed to HIV; restrictive measures for HIV-infected persons who, after counseling, persist in exposing others; regulation or closure of public establishments in which HIV transmission is likely to result; and confidential reporting of all HIV test results to public health departments. In Colorado new legislation was passed....
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Confidentiality; Contact Tracing; Counseling; Duty to Warn; Education; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Education; HIV Seropositivity; Legal Obligations; Legislation; Mass Screening; Notification; Public Health; Public Policy; Regulation; Resource Allocation; Reporting; Sexuality; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Social Impact; State Government;
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