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By Pascal James Imperato MD (auth.), Pascal James Imperato Jr M.D. (eds.)

When Pascal James Imperato, MD, assumed the edi­ • Exclusion by means of the recent York country Departm~nt of health and wellbeing of certified laboratories from HIV testmg torship of the recent York country magazine of medication in 198~, the bought immunodeficiency syndro. me (AIDS) epI­ • security of health and wellbeing care employees • obligations of physicians and different future health care demic within the usa was once already SIX years outdated. Dur­ ing the time of his editorship, thematic problems with the employees magazine were dedicated to AIDS. moreover, a wide • Public schooling variety of unique communications were frequently • AIDS confidentiality released at the subje~t. This quantity ?rings jointly The Symposium on AIDS in Washington, DC, had vital articles released on AIDS m the magazine been such a success that the MSSNY, lower than the auspices of in the course of 1987 and 1988. . . the duty strength and the department of Governmental Affairs, within the early years of the epidemic the scientific Society of held informational symposia for country senators and the kingdom of latest York (MSSNY) used to be conscious that it had a assemblymen and their staffs in Albany, big apple. Thes. e accountability to either the professi?~ an~ the general public so as to add have been awarded in February 1988 and. March. 1989. ,!,hIS its efforts to these already mobIlized m the try and attempt has confident the MSSNY that It has given legisla­ comprehend and regulate this tragic affliction. Early on, the tors a greater figuring out of the final AIDS problem.

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13-15 A number of other professional organizations have taken similar stands. 16 The Associated Medical Schools of New York, a professional organization that represents all of New York State's 13 medical schools, took a strong stand on this issue in December 1987. In a statement, the association recommended that any student, resident, or intern who refused to treat HIV infected individuals should be dismissed. 17 The New York State Department of Health, which is responsible for ensuring the care and treatment of all members of the public in facilities and programs licensed under New York State law, has also issued a strong policy statement on discrimination against AIDS patients.

There were no significant differences in perceptions of risk or beliefs regarding prerogatives relating to the care of AIDS patients between the students who received the onehour lecture on AIDS and those who did not. The largest difference Prerogative to Decline for AIDS Patients: TABLE V. 07). Influence of Perceived Risk on Predicted Behavior. The aSSOCIations of perception of risk with students' beliefs regarding prerogatives to decline different types of contact with AIDS patients are shown in Tables IV-VI.

Mortality rates in small geographic units 'are also presented in order to provide a more detailed picture of AIDS In NYC. Since the first reports of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in New York City in 1981, the principal 3S Chapter 7. Geographic and Demographic Features of the AIDS Epidemic in New York City TABLE I. 0 (8,426) * Not included are 53 cases of other or unknown race/ethnicity. t Rate (cases). risks and routes of transmission of this disease have been well established. 2 While the DOH supports a wide variety of AIDS services and itself provides an information hotline, counseling service, and anonymous human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing clinics, many support programs active in NYC are run by local community groups.

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