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Aids : Opposing Viewpoints Series

Aids : Opposing Viewpoints Series - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0737711356

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ISBN13: 978-0737711356
ISBN10: 0737711353
Edition: 4TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Greenhaven Press
Published: 2003
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Aids : Opposing Viewpoints Series - 4TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0737711356

Tamara L. Ed. Roleff

ISBN13: 978-0737711356
ISBN10: 0737711353
Edition: 4TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Greenhaven Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

In this anthology, scientists, activists, and dissenters explore the controversy surrounding the AIDS crisis. Chapters include: What Is the State of the Global AIDS Epidemic? What Policies Should Be Adopted for HIV Testing? How Can the Spread of AIDS Be Controlled? How Should AIDS Be Treated?

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 9

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 What Is the State of the Global AIDS Epidemic?

Chapter Preface 16
1. The American AIDS Epidemic Is Still a Concern 17
2. The Extent of the American AIDS Epidemic Is Exaggerated 23
3. The Global AIDS Epidemic Is a Serious Problem 28
4. The African AIDS Epidemic Is Exaggerated 33
5. Access to Cheap Drugs Can Slow the AIDS Epidemic in Africa 40
6. Prevention, Not Cheap Drugs, Can Eradicate AIDS in Africa 48
7. Wealthy Countries Should Help Developing Countries Acquire AIDS Drugs 52
8. Africa Needs Better Infrastructure, Not Drugs, to Fight AIDS 58
Periodical Bibliography 62

Chapter 2 What Policies Should Be Adopted for HIV Testing?

Chapter Preface 64
1. States Should Be Required to Report the Names of People with HIV 66
2. Names Reporting of HIV Infection Deters Testing 73
3. Partner Notification of HIV Status Should Be Mandatory 79
4. Partner Notification of HIV Status Should Not Be Mandatory 88
5. Voluntary HIV Tests Should Be Routine for Pregnant Women 98
6. HIV Testing Should Be Mandatory for Newborns 102
Periodical Bibliography 108

Chapter 3 How Can the Spread of AIDS Be Controlled?

Chapter Preface 110
1. Needle Exchange Programs Can Control the Spread of AIDS 111
2. Needle Exchange Programs Will Not Control the Spread of AIDS 116
3. Condoms Are Effective at Reducing the Spread of AIDS 123
4. Condoms Do Not Protect Against HIV 132
5. An AIDS Vaccine Is Needed to End the Epidemic 137
6. An AIDS Vaccine Is Not Needed to End the Epidemic 142
7. Sex Education That Includes Abstinence Will Reduce the Spread of AIDS 146
8. Prevention Is the Best Way to Control the Spread of AIDS 151
Periodical Bibliography 158

Chapter 4 How Should AIDS Be Treated?

Chapter Preface 160
1. The Assumption That HIV Causes AIDS Hinders Treatment 161
2. HIV Is the Cause of AIDS 166
3. AIDS Cannot Be Cured 171
4. The Search for an AIDS Cure Must Continue 175
5. AIDS Drugs Can Prolong Lives 179
6. AIDS Drugs Are Deadly 184
7. AZT Reduces the Risk of Transmitting HIV from Mother to Child 190
8. Pregnant Women and Newborns Should Not Be Treated with AZT 197
Periodical Bibliography 203

For Further Discussion 204

Organizations to Contact 207

Bibliography of Books 213

Index 215

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