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March 6, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An AIDS board game--in which players could "advance" to night sweats, weight loss and cancer--was pictured on posters at Pierce College last fall as an attention-grabber, aimed at students who ignored traditional AIDS instruction. But the plan to shock the junior college students with images of death has proved excessively shocking to some people who work with HIV-positive patients, who call it insensitive and say it portrayed the life of an AIDS patient as hopeless.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An AIDS board game--in which players could "advance" to night sweats, weight loss and cancer--was pictured on posters at Pierce College last fall as an attention-grabber, aimed at students who ignored traditional AIDS instruction. But the plan to shock the junior college students with images of death has proved excessively shocking to some people who work with HIV-positive patients, who call it insensitive and say it portrayed the life of an AIDS patient as hopeless.
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November 4, 1990 | Laurie Garrett, Garrett, currently a medical writer for Newsday, has covered AIDS since the outset of the epidemic in the United States, Africa and Europe
That AIDS is the most politically charged disease of the 20th Century is obvious: No other ailment has been the focus of a United Nations General Assembly session, a special summit of most of the planet's ministers of health, massive demonstrations and disruption of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. And so it is that these three books undoubtedly will be welcomed by some, denounced by others. Those who praise Grmek's effort probably will hold the other two in disdain; the reverse also is true.
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