To the Editor: Angell (May 23 issue)* proposes a nationally funded program for the care of all persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although the provision of adequate medical care to all persons, including the HIV-infected, should be a social goal, it is silly to think that it is a reality, or will soon be. Divorced from her utopian promise of care, Angell's recommendation is little more than a stick with no carrot. There is, however, an alternative course between, on the one hand, Angell's proposal that millions of people should be subjected to mandatory testing in exchange.
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