Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Forecasts the Death Toll from AIDS: 170,000 Americans in Just Four Years
In this interview Koop predicted that AIDS would claim between 50 and 100 million lives worldwide by the early years of the
21st century and that discovery of a cure or vaccine lay beyond the foreseeable future. He nonetheless warned against coercive
public health measures in fighting the disease, such as mandatory testing and notification of partners of AIDS carriers, because
such measures would drive underground those at greatest risk of exposure to AIDS.
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1987-03-16 (March 16, 1987)
Periodical: Dubrow, Marsha. "Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Forecasts the Death Toll from AIDS: 170,000 Americans in Just Four Years."
People Weekly, (16 March 1987): 43-47. Article. Interview. 2 Images.
Reprinted from PEOPLE Weekly's March 16, 1987 issue by permission; Copyright 1987 Time Inc. All rights reserved.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Communicable Disease Control
AIDS, the Surgeon General, and the Politics of Public Health