TROYEN A. BRENNAN, M.P.H., M.D., J.D.
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome has claimed over 20 000 lives in the United States (1). It is estimated that as many as 1 750 000 Americans are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (2). The high proportion of morbidity and mortality due to HIV infection, as well as the potential for unprecedented death rates in the next decade, has raised important social, economic, and political problems, many of which have led to litigation. The courts have been asked to consider issues as diverse as the rights of children with AIDS to attend public schools (3), the prerogatives of employers
BRENNAN TA. The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as an Occupational Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:581–583. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-4-581
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(4):581-583.
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