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This quantity examines the advanced scientific, social, moral, monetary, and medical difficulties coming up from the AIDS epidemic and provides dozens of public coverage and examine suggestions for a suitable nationwide reaction to this dread disease.

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Certain federal agencies have special international responsibilities or may be able to make contributions to the global effort to control the AIDS epidemic through support of activities in the United States. These agencies include the Agency for International Development, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control. S. involvement in AIDS internationally because the operations of many federal agencies and other organizations require that their personnel visit or live in countries where HIV infection may be relatively prevalent.

International Involvement The United States has actively promoted the technological development of less developed countries for economic, altruistic, and political reasons. Because AIDS most often occurs in young adults, it imposes a particularly severe burden on development efforts in these nations by draining off intellectual and economic assets—namely, productive individuals. S. technical assistance programs have often included major contributions to efforts in improving health through programs in immunization and nutrition.

CONFRONTING AIDS: SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS 19 infection, especially since some of the groups at risk are difficult to reach with conventional approaches and since, despite the expenditures noted above, the infection continues to spread in areas such as San Francisco, though at a reduced rate. More funding for prevention measures will be necessary if those projected here for 1990 do not prove sufficiently great to slow the epidemic. Discrimination and AIDS The stigma associated with AIDS has led to instances of discrimination in employment, housing, and access to social services.

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