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Medical News & Perspectives
November 7, 2001

Will Focus on Terrorism Overshadow the Fight Against AIDS?

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JAMA. 2001;286(17):2081-2083. doi:10.1001/jama.286.17.2081

Philadelphia—In the coming weeks and months, as the United States and the rest of the world come to grips with heightened terrorist threats, public health and human rights advocates are worried about keeping their work on the front burner of public and political attention.

Such strategic issues as HIV/AIDS, women's rights, and the welfare of immigrants and refugees could easily be overlooked as world leaders turn their attention to military strikes and covert intelligence.