I read with interest Mary T. Rowe's recommendations ("Firms Should Set Up Task Force to Deal With AIDS in the Workplace," Aug. 10).
As we began developing our own internal task force at Transamerica Life Cos. last January, we found that resources already exist here to help with such efforts. AIDS Project Los Angeles, for example, is an invaluable source of information and expertise.
We also learned that employees show a high degree of interest when a knowledgeable physician takes part in a presentation about AIDS. Los Angeles has some of the nation's leading AIDS experts, and they are typically ready and willing to help.
Executives shouldn't underestimate employees' desire for accurate information about AIDS or their ability to deal with the subject matter. Our own employees have responded wonderfully to well-presented material.