H. Denman Scott, MD
Policies to deal with the medical and social consequences of AIDS have evolved amidst tension and controversy. This is not surprising because the public and health professions have become unaccustomed to facing a deadly contagious disease without highly effective preventive and therapeutic tools. In addition, because early cases appeared almost exclusively among homosexual men, the disease accelerated wide discussion of homosexuality and homosexuals' rights. Thus, fear of a disease and strong feelings about homosexuality combined to create an emotionally charged climate.
A person who perceives himself or herself to be at risk faces a personal struggle whether to find out
Scott HD. The HIV-infected Health Care Worker: Another AIDS Policy Conundrum. Ann Intern Med. ;116:341–343. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-4-341
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(4):341-343.
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