Notes●Ebola fever outbreak was contained before it could reach the outside world○It was not aid- warning of things to come●BREAKOUT OF gay men ○Lack of an informed population that is was gay men with the disease●CDC- notifying hospitals trying to find certain similarities of why they are getting sick○How many sexual partners- 250+ partners ●A brief analysis of how effectively each core function was carried out. ○What is effective? ○Why or why not? ■Research funding- bias, want the reward, not a cure●What were the barriers faced by public health personnel to effectively carry out each function?○Controversy■The assessment for the CDC was very difficult. Since this was a controversial time to be homosexual it was very difficult to talk with and discuss the people’s sexual lives. At the scene in the bathhouse, they are originally denied to discuss this rising epidemic but ultimately they were allowed to talk with the men. ■Doctors are struggling to know if the public is actually informed of the rising epidemic among gay men. ■Cant prove a pattern of cause to disease●Think but can’t prove○Viral or bacterial- is it a new, existing, lethal??
■Press won’t inform the public abt disease at all (1981)●controversial■Case-control study begins●W animal●Yielded no results■People are afraid when they do know if a hospital has gays w aids○Assessment or assurance- Lack of proper equipment and money■Won’t approve equipment for said study●●Rising mortality rates●1981○The idea of the bill- but no one will vote bc it will have the world gay○Lack of money in public health but an increase in military defense○More groups of people are being infected■“Not just a gay disease anymore”■Once more than just gay people get said disease they finally start talking abt it on the news and demand funding○We can’t prove anything but that “We don’t know anything” even then cant prove■Similar to covid and HIV●Many public health members are not listening to patients ○Not treating them based on humanity but sexuality●CDC goes out and learns info abt men
○Realize its finally sexually transmitted■“Greg got it from a man in New York”-Friend of patient●Bathhouses●