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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
AIDS and American Values: Presented to the World Affairs Council, Los Angeles, California pdf (1,226,752 Bytes) ocr (18,191 Bytes)
AIDS and American Values: Presented to the World Affairs Council, Los Angeles, California
Description:
While in his early speeches on AIDS Koop focused on educating the American people about the nature of AIDS and on ways to protect themselves from infection--the most immediate goal of any public health official--in later speeches he increasingly explored the social, economic, and legal ramifications of the disease. The effect of AIDS on health insurance, employment, education, and housing became more pronounced and more troubling as growing scientific understanding of the disease and the development of the first anti-retroviral drugs in the late 1980s helped AIDS carriers live longer. Koop pleaded with Americans not to discriminate against AIDS patients out of fear of the disease, and instead appealed to their sense of fairness and empathy in helping carriers to adjust to life with AIDS.
Number of Image Pages:
29 (1,226,752 Bytes)
Date:
1987-09-21 (September 21, 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
Global Health
Health Care Costs
Communicable Disease Control
Refusal to Treat
Developing Countries
Exhibit Category:
AIDS, the Surgeon General, and the Politics of Public Health
Relation:
Metadata Record "AIDS and American Values: Presented to the World Affairs Council, Los Angeles, California " [Reminiscence] (2003) pdf (290,919 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 106
Folder Number: 21
Unique Identifier:
QQBBGR
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Speeches, Lectures, Papers, 1958-2004
SubSeries: 1987-1988
Folder: Address- World Affairs Council, Los Angeles, CA, 1987 Sep 21
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-08-15
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