Address Presented to the Mayors' AIDS Task Force, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC


Title:
Address Presented to the Mayors' AIDS Task Force, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC
Creator:
Koop, Charles Everett, 1916-2013
Date:
23 January 1987
Description:
For his first three years as U.S. Surgeon General, Koop had been prohibited to publicly address AIDS, an issue of great controversy within the Reagan Administration. Once Koop's superiors in the Department of Health and Human Services reversed their position and allowed him to discuss AIDS--the greatest public-health crisis of the late 20th-century--Koop went on a three-year crusade to inform Americans about the disease and to help them protect themselves from it. Between 1986 and 1989, he was the most prominent--and often only--government spokesman on the AIDS epidemic.
Location:
Box: 105. Folder: 68
Rights:
Public Domain
Genre:
Speeches
Subject:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Health Education, Disease Transmission, Infectious, Interpersonal Relations, and Safe Sex
Format:
Text
Extent:
26 pages
Relation:
Address Presented to the Mayors' AIDS Task Force, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC [Reminiscence], 2003
Language:
English
Legacy ID:
QQBBGG
NLM ID:
101584930X87
Profiles Collection:
The C. Everett Koop Papers
Story Section:
AIDS, the Surgeon General, and the Politics of Public Health