61 Alb. L. Rev. 679 (1997-1998)
The Names Debate: The Case for National HIV Reporting in the United States

handle is hein.journals/albany61 and id is 693 raw text is: THE NAMES DEBATE: THE CASE FOR NATIONAL HIV
REPORTING IN THE UNITED STATES*
Lawrence 0. Gostin (Hon.)**
James G. Hodge, Jr.***
INTRODUCTION      ................................................................................ 681
I. THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF REPORTING AS A PUBLIC
H EALTH   PRACTICE    .................................................................... 689
A. Early Reporting Practices .............................................. 689
B. The Tensions Between the Practice of Medicine and
Public  H  ealth  .................................................................. 693
C. The Inception of the Modern Epidemic: National
A ID S  Reporting   ............................................................... 695
II. THE CHANGING FACE OF THE AIDS EPIDEMIC ......................... 698
A. Developments in Medical Treatment ............................. 699
B. Perinatal Transmission .................................................. 701
This Article is substantially based on the previously published article, Lawrence 0.
Gostin et al., National HIV Case Reporting for the United States-A Defining Moment in the
History of the Epidemic, 337 NEw ENG. J. MED. 1162 (1997), which itself was based on a na-
tional consultation on HIV surveillance conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention [hereinafter CDC] and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
[hereinafter CSTE] held at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia on May 21-22,
1997. Additional consultations held by the CDC in Atlanta on October 7, 1997 and November
5-6, 1997 also form the basis for this Article. The views expressed by the authors in this Ar-
ticle are not necessarily the views of the CDC, CSTE, or Carter Presidential Center.
* Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Professor of Law and Public
Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health; Co-Director,
Georgetown/Johns Hopkins Program on Law and Public Health; CDC Advisory Committee
on HIV and STD Prevention.
*** Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Fellow, Greenwall Fel-
lowship Program in Bioethics and Health Policy (supported by the Greenwall Foundation
and jointly administered by Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University). The
authors are grateful to Imron Aly, J.D. Candidate (Georgetown University Law Center),
Lance Gable, J.D./M.P.H. Candidate (Georgetown/Johns Hopkins Program on Law and Pub-
lic Health), Karey D'Anna, J.D./M.P.H. Candidate (Georgetown/Johns Hopkins Program on
Law and Public Health), and Halimah Delaine, J.D. Candidate (Georgetown University Law
Center), for their research assistance. Special thanks to Karen Summerhill, J.D., Research
Librarian, Jason Oyler, J.D. Candidate (Georgetown University Law Center), and Darren
Hultman, J.D. Candidate (Georgetown University Law Center), and the Edward Bennett
Williams Law Library Faculty Services for their research assistance.

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