AIDS education

The AIDS epidemic has been with us for the past 6 years. As of October, 1987, 42,000 total cases of AIDS in persons of all ages have been reported, and the number is predicted to increase to 250,000 cases by 1991. Because no vaccine or cure is available, education offers a reasonable approach to prevention. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that the nation's schools should immediately initiate AIDS education programs as part of a comprehensive health education plan.

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