HIV negative people should be responsible for protecting themselves

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.304 (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:304
  1. Stuart Macwilliam
  1. Social sciences librarian University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4PT

    EDITOR,—Renee Danziger reports on moves to change the emphasis of policy on HIV prevention on the grounds, apparently, that AIDS has become “normalised,” but the evidence that she presents to justify this assertion is unconvincing.1 She points out that in the West the epidemic has not spread as rapidly as predicted; she is right, but how can this be said to show normalisation? If anything, it tends to prove the effectiveness of those elective preventive measures …

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