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AIDS: more education, money needed.

AIDS: More education, money needed

Despite the effort and progress in AIDS research, at the moment the only sure way to avoid dying from the syndrome is to avoid getting it. Two reports recently released, one by the U.S. Surgeon General and the other by the National Academy of Sciences, emphasize the importance of prevention. In addition, the academy calls for a big increase in federal funding.

Surgeon General C. Everett Koop called for personal responsibility in avoiding "high-risk sexual and drug-related behaviors,' and has made his report available to the public. Copies can be obtained by writing to: AIDS, P.O. Box 14252, Washington, D.C. 20044. Koop also said schools should begin educating students about the syndrome "at the lowest grade possible.' For its part, the National Academy of Sciences called for an additional $1 billion a year for research and another $1 billion for education.
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