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AIDS and Questions of Medical Ethics

Public health expert Ronald Bayer says that the AIDS epidemic is forcing medical professionals to rethink issues of privacy and mandatory screening. Complicating the matter is the fact that the disease disproportionately affects vulnerable communities like homosexuals, people of color, and intravenous drug users. Bayer says one of best ways to deal with AIDS is to change the sexual climate of the country, wherein individuals become more forthright about communication and protection.

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Other segments from the episode on January 9, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 9, 1989: Interview with Ronald Bayer; Review of Hoagy Carmichael's album "Hoagy Sings Carmichael"; Interview with Seymour Shubin; Review of the television show …

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