The Bioethics Tabloids: How Professional Ethicists Have Fallen for the Myth of Tertiary Transmitted Heterosexual AIDS
Health Care Analysis. 1995 Feb; 3(1): 27-36.
The hysteria and misconceptions about AIDS which are fostered and held by the popular press have been accepted uncritically by many bioethicists, who have not bothered to explore popular empirical claims in sufficient depth. As a result, and because ethicists attempt to
Aids; Attitudes; Bioethics; Biomedical Research; Drug Abuse; Epidemiology; Ethicists; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Females; Health; Homosexuals; Information Dissemination; Illness; Males; Mass Media; Prevalence; Public Health; Research; Resource Allocation; Risk; Self Induced Illness; Sexuality; Social Impact;
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Mertz, David; Sushinsky, Mary Ann; Schuklenk, Udo (1996-04)This article examines the way in which some biomedical ethicists have constructed sexually transmitted AIDS as a significant threat to women's health. We demonstrate that the familiar claim that 'women are the fastest growing ...