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By Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart

In keeping with articles selected from the 6th annual 'Social features of AIDS' convention, this publication specializes in up to date debts of HIV/AIDS learn and linked social/sexual matters.

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Of the 258 respondents who identified any part of the world as having a particularly high number of reported cases of AIDS, 128 named ‘Africa’, 28 specified a particular country in, or an area of, Africa and 37 referred to ‘the Third World’ or the ‘underdeveloped world’. 5 For many people, this sort of reporting was their first encounter with ‘the AIDS story’. Asked when he first heard about AIDS, a respondent in the prison sample replied: Resp. : Resp. 1: It was when I was reading it in the paper round about ’84 What roughly did it say?

Certainly television, as a more liberal consensual medium than the press, naturally conveyed that range of AIDS coverage. Alcorn (1989) has analyzed one particular programme which went out during AIDS week—the ‘AIDS Debate’, a special edition of the BCC1 programme, ‘Day to Day’, which attracted a late-night audience of four and a half million on Friday, 27 February 1987 (Alcorn, 1989). The programme was notable for a clash between the ‘New Right’ representatives— Christopher Monckton, a past member of Mrs Thatcher’s Policy Unit, and Graham Webster-Gardiner of Conservative Family Campaign, both of whom argued for 23 AIDS: Rights, Risk and Reason compulsory measures.

Interview, gay community worker, April 1990. Interview, Tony Whitehead, July 1989. Comment from gay writer, July 1989. Interview, news editor, October 1989. Interview, news editor, October 1989. Peter Jenkins, ‘The Unappetising Reality of AIDS’, The Sunday Times, 9 November 1986. Interview, cardiologist, April 1991. Talk by Andrew Henderson at conference on AIDS and the local authority response, September 1990. Christopher Monckton, deputy editor of Today and a former member of Mrs Thatcher’s Policy Unit, presented the results of an opinion poll in favour of the compulsory identification of seropositives on ‘The AIDS Debate’ on television in February 1987.

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