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The Impact of AIDS on the Gay Community.

On the second part of this special edition of Fresh Air addressing the AIDS epidemic, Terry Gross speaks with writer Dennis Altman, author of the new book "AIDS in the Mind of America." One of its subjects is the impact of the disease on the gay male community. The Australian Altman has previously written about the gay movement, and worked with the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California Medical School. Altman offers his thoughts on whether AIDS should be considered a "gay disease."


Other segments from the episode on February 21, 1986

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 21, 1986: Interview with Dennis Altman; Interview with Kathleen Denton; Interview with Russell Letterman; Interview with David Webber, Part 1.


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