Accession Number:

ADA202062

Title:

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) Education: Activities Aimed at the General Public Implemented Slowly

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Centers for Disease Controls CDCs under the Department of Health and Human Services HHS, is the principal federal agency responsible for preventing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome AIDS through education. CDCs AIDS activities include education programs aimed at curtailing the spread of the epidemic and epidemiology and surveillance programs. Through these activities, CDC tracks the spread of AIDS and can better target AIDS education efforts. Between fiscal years 1984 and 1988, CDCs total AIDS budget grew more 100 percent each year on average, from about 14 million to over 300 million. Several organizations within CDC share responsibility for AIDS education. Two- the Center for Health Promotion and Education and the Center for Prevention Services-have responsibility for targeting specific groups, including school and college-aged youth, health care workers, and persons at increased risk of infection. In addition, the Office of Deputy Director for AIDS coordinates CDCs overall AIDS program and administers CDCs education efforts aimed at the general public. SDW

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE