Considering the date of this publication, this was an interesting take on the AIDS pandemic. At the time, it was still thought of as primarily a gay man’s disease. Kaplan has some details on how women can protect themselves from AIDS by testing and modifying sex practices. Women were not considered at serious risk The book was not without controversy as it did not believe that condoms alone were enough protection.
I would imagine this book is a possibility for a university collection. However, this particular edition was found in a small public library’s health collection. This isn’t just old information, it is ANCIENT by today’s standard for medical information and with what we know about HIV today. At ALB this is a prime example of why weeding is necessary. HIV research and information was changing daily. Even in the late 80s I would hope that librarians would be monitoring the changes in public health information.
“You are such a tight-ass” (This is one of our favorites!)