Originally published as a special issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy, volume 4, no. 1, 1988.
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes glossaries and quotations inserted throughout the articles.
Includes a list of American national and state service and support organizations.
The interviews by Steven Stark are of Ronald Bayer, William Schneider, Jonathan Handel, Stanley Greenberg, Denise McWilliams, William Shannon and Barbara Whitehead.
Contents: Editors note / by Padraig O'Malley [p. 5-8] -- List of terms [p. 9-12] -- Human retroviruses [13-14] -- AIDS : an overview / by Loretta McLaughlin [p. 15-36] -- The Clinical spectrum of HIV infections : implications for public policy / by Kenneth H, Mayer, M.D. [p. 37-58] -- Epidemiology and health policy imperatives for AIDS / by Katherines Hill Chavigny, Sarah L. Turner and Anne K. Kilbrick [p. 59-80] -- The Aquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in New England : an epidemiological review of the first six years / by Laureen M. Kunches and Jeanne M. Day [p. 81-96] -- The HIV seropositive state and progression to AIDS : an overview of factors promoting progression / by Paul H. Black, M.D. and Elinor M. Levy, M.D. [p. 97-110] -- Neuropsychiatric compilcations of HIV infection : public policy implications / by Alexandra Beckett, M.D. and Manschreck, Theo, M.D. [p.111-120] -- AIDS in children : an overview of the medical, epidemiological, and public health problems / by Ellen R. Cooper, M.D. [p. 121-134] -- The Quest for an AIDS vaccine / by Robert T. Schooley, M.D. [p. 135-144] -- Other journeys / by Phillip Dross [p. 145-148] -- AIDS : prophecy and present reality / by Victor de Gruttola, D.Sc and William Ira Bennett, M.D. [p. 149-158] -- Understanding the psychological impact of AIDS : the other epidemic / by Forstein, Marshall, M.D. [p. 159-172] -- HIV antibody screening : an ethical framework for evaluating proposed programs / by Ronald Bayer, Carol Levine and Susan M. Wolf [p. 173-188] -- HIV antibody testing : performance and counseling issues / by Michael Gross [p. 189-214] -- Ethical issues in AIDS research / by Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Paula V. Kaminow and Raphael Sassower [p. 215-226] -- The AIDS epidemic : a prism distorting social and legal principles / by Alec Grey [p. 227-250] -- AIDS and A-bomb disease : facing a special death / by Chris Glaser [p. 251-256] -- Medical care of AIDS in New England : costs and implications / by Stewart J. Landers and George R. Seage, III [p. 257-272] -- AIDS and New England hospitals / by Jesse Green, Neil Wintfeld, Madelaine Singer and Kevin Schulman [p. 273-284] -- A Crisis in insurance / by Benjamin Lipson [p. 285-306] -- We were there / by Irene Burns [p. 307-314] -- The Role of education in AIDS prevention / by George A. Lamb, M.D. and Linette G. Liebling [p. 315-322] -- Behavioral change in homosexual men at risk for AIDS / by Susanne B. Montgomery and Jill G. Joseph [p. 323-334] -- Introducing AIDS education in Connecticut schools / by William Sabella [p. 335-346] -- Human Immunodeficiency Virus in intravenous drug users : epidemiology issues, and controversies / by Donald E, Craven, M.D. [p. 347-369] -- Minorities and HIV infection / by Veneita Porter [p. 371-380] -- U.S. women and HIV infection / by P. Clay Stephens [p. 381-401] -- Accounts of an illness : extracts / by Ron Schreiber [p. 403-410] -- AIDS public policy : implications for families / by Elaine A. Anderson [p. 411-428] -- AIDS initiatives in Massachusetts : building a continuum of care / by Nancy Weiland Carpenter [p. 429-439] -- Call to action : a community responds / by Larry Kessler, Ann M.Silvia, David Aronstein and Cynthia Patton [p. 441-454] -- Politics and AIDS : conversations and comments / interview conducted by Steven Stark [p. 455-464] -- Covering the plague years : four approaches to the AIDS beat / by James Kinsella [p. 465-474] -- New Hampshire : the premarital testing debacle / by Susan D. Epstein [p. 475-483] -- The Big one : literature discovers AIDS / by Shaun O'Connell [p. 485-506] -- [U.S.] Resources and services : for people with AIDS, ARC, or HIV infection, their familes, and friends [p. 507-566]