Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Forecasts the Death Toll from AIDS: 170,000 Americans in Just Four Years


Title:
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Forecasts the Death Toll from AIDS: 170,000 Americans in Just Four Years
Creator:
Dubrow, Marsha
Date:
16 March 1987
Description:
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.
Periodical:
People Weekly
Publisher:
Time, Inc.
Location:
Box: 1. Folder: 2
Rights:
Reprinted from PEOPLE Weekly's March 16, 1987 issue by permission; Copyright 1987 Time Inc. All rights reserved.
Genre:
Articles
Interviews
Subject:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Communicable Disease Control, and Health Education
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
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.. People Weekly
Legacy ID:
QQBBDD
NLM ID:
101584930X44
Profiles Collection:
The C. Everett Koop Papers
Story Section:
AIDS, the Surgeon General, and the Politics of Public Health