If Only AIDS Were Different!
Hastings Center Report. 1993 Nov-Dec; 23(6): 6-12.
In most Western European countries and North America, strategies to contain the spread of AIDS have emphasized civil liberties. This may be due more to the epidemiology of the disease than to moral progress....The response to AIDS has been surprisingly liberal, although this may be more a function of the mode of transmission of HIV than of any other single factor....What we need is a conception of the level of cost we ought to be prepared to meet before concluding that we are entitled to see those with communicable diseases as threats against which we must aggressively protect ourselves.
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Harris, John; Holm, Soren (1995-11-04)The emergence of HIV infection and AIDS has refocused concern on the obligations surrounding the carrying and transmission of communicable diseases. This article asks three related questions: Is there a general duty not ...