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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Address Presented to the Joint Session on AIDS of the California Legislature, Sacramento, California pdf (1,315,526 Bytes) ocr (21,885 Bytes)
Address Presented to the Joint Session on AIDS of the California Legislature, Sacramento, California
Description:
Because Koop was the only prominent federal official to address the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, it fell to him to educate the American public, including state politicians, on the nature, transmission, and effects of the disease. In order to give Americans the knowledge they needed to protect themselves from infection, Koop dispensed explicit sexual information--including on the use of condoms--that often offended the sensibilities of religious and political conservatives, but that nevertheless was instrumental in helping to slow the rate of new AIDS infections by the early 1990s.
Number of Image Pages:
26 (1,315,526 Bytes)
Date:
1987-03-05 (March 5, 1987)
Creator:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Health Services Accessibility
Government Programs
Health Education
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Disease Notification
Social Values
Exhibit Category:
AIDS, the Surgeon General, and the Politics of Public Health
Box Number: 105
Folder Number: 77
Unique Identifier:
QQBBGH
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Speeches, Lectures, Papers, 1958-2004
SubSeries: 1986-1987
Folder: Address - Re: AIDS - Joint Session on AIDS of the California Legislature, Sacramento, CA, 1987 Mar 06
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-08-15
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