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Hardly a day passes in the lives of most people without some mention of the disease AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) in the newspapers, on the news, or in conversations with others. For many, AIDS is a dreadful but distant threat affecting other people in other cities. For others it is a disease that has touched them personally through an infected family member or friend. Whatever experience a person has had to date, it is certain that AIDS will not go away. AIDS in the United States is a serious health crisis. As of February 1989, the total number of cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia had reached 88,096 with 51,310 reported deaths caused by AIDS (Center for Population options, 1989). It is estimated that as many as 1.5 million Americans may be infected with the AIDS virus and not even know it. The Centers For Disease Control estimates that by 1992 there will be 365,000 diagnosed cases of AIDS and 263,000 deaths caused by AIDS in our country, more than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

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Master of Arts in Education


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Robert H. Decker


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