John Sandman

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Failing the Test; AIDS Policy Ignores Family Planning

By the mid-1990s, public health officials in the United States had become concerned that women of child-bearing years were at risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Yet family planning agencies were slow to react to the needs of vulnerable clients. Mandatory name reporting of people being tested for HIV was thought to drive people who should be tested underground and away from access to prevention strategies.

A story in November - December issue of the 1994 New Jersey Reporter examined these issues in a state which then ranked fifth in the nation for the number of people who had AIDS.

The conflict between state health departments, who, for the most part, identified people by name when they were tested, and the public health establishment, which generally wanted unique identifiers used when people were tested, was thought at one point to have thwarted the fight against the disease.


Selected Works

Fiction
The story of two minor league baseball players, pitcher Carl Hubbs and catcher Joe Sperma, and their low-rent struggle with religious fundamentalism in hurricane-ravaged South Florida in the 1970s.
Nonfiction
When HIV/AIDS surfaced in South Africa during the 1990s, public health officials were slow to react.
The Securities and Exchange Commissionís Consolidated Supervised Entities Program regulated investment bank holding companies such as Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. Critics say it contributed to the 2008 financial crisis.
In the wake of Bernard Madoffís Ponzi scheme, the Financial Information eXchange Protocol could have led examiners to the fraud.
By the mid-1990s, public health officials in the United States had become concerned that women of child-bearing years were at risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Yet family planning agencies were slow to recognize or react the needs of vulnerable clients. Name reporting of people being tested for HIV was thought to drive those who should have been tested underground.

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