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Title AIDS law today : a new guide for the public / edited by Scott Burris, Harlon L. Dalton, Judith Leonie Miller and the Yale AIDS Law Project
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1993]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 443 pages)
Contents Part one. Background -- Preface to AIDS and the law : a guide for the public (1987) / Harlon L. Dalton -- A little law for non-lawyers / Scott Burris -- Transmission and treatment / Helena Brett-Smith and Gerald H. Friedland -- A historical perspective / Allan M. Brandt -- A seat on the merry-go-round : a consumer's view / Belinda Ann Mason -- Part two. Primary public health measures against HIV -- Traditional public health strategies / Larry Gostin -- Education to reduce the spread of HIV / Scott Burris -- Testing, disclosure, and the right to privacy / Scott Burris -- Drug dependency and HIV / Larry Gostin -- Part three. HIV in the public sector -- HIV screening and discrimination : the federal example / Donna I. Dennis -- Reproduction and parenting / Taunya Lovell Banks -- Criminal law / Harlon L. Dalton -- HIV in prison / Alexa Freeman -- Part four. Private sector responses to HIV -- Discrimination / Arthur S. Leonard -- Housing issues / Daniel R. Mandelker -- Torts : private lawsuits about HIV / Donald H.J. Hermann and Scott Burris -- Part five. HIV in the health care and insurance systems -- Physicians versus lawyers : a conflict of cultures / Daniel M. Fox -- Patients and health care workers / Troyen A. Brennan -- Private insurance / Mark Scherzer
Summary How does the law deal with the AIDS epidemic and the controversial issues it has generated? What right does a person with HIV have to privacy, to employment, to treatment, to public services, or to insurance? What are the legal obligations of health care workers, blood banks, prisons, people who have sex with one another? This fair-minded book provides a crucial - and accessible - assessment of the status of AIDS law today. Written by leading policymakers, attorneys, scholars, and physicians, it provides up-to-date discussions of such topics as transmission and treatment, public health measures to stem the epidemic, HIV issues in the health care setting, employment and housing discrimination, HIV education, liability for risky behavior, HIV in prisons, and insurance coverage of people with HIV. It also includes chapters on criminal law, privacy, the twin epidemics of HIV and substance abuse, and reproduction and parenting issues
The volume is based on an earlier work, AIDS and the Law, hailed by Abigail van Buren ("Dear Abby") as a book that "should be read by everyone who is concerned about the AIDS epidemic." AIDS Law Today will be an invaluable resource for legislators, educators, counselors, health officials, employers, and anyone with a professional or personal need to grasp the legal dimensions of HIV disease
Notes Revised edition of: AIDS and the law, ©1987
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Law and legislation -- United States
AIDS (Disease)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) -- Law and legislation
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States
Genre/Form statutes.
law codes.
Statutes and codes
Session laws
Statutes and codes.
Session laws.
Lois et codes.
Form Electronic book
Author Burris, Scott, editor
Dalton, Harlon L., editor
Yale AIDS Law Project, editor.
ISBN 9780300158038