Biomedical Ethics Reviews is an annual publication that attempts to keep its readers abreast of current thought on some of the dominant issues in contemporary bioethics. While past issues have covered a plethora of topics, this year's publication has been devoted strictly to the topic of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Subtopics covered include "Evaluative Assumptions and Facts About AIDS" (Pense), "Harming, Wronging, and AIDS" (Steinbock), "The AIDS Education Debate" (Mayo), "Contagion, Stigma, and the Epidemic of Death" (Carson), "AIDS: Towards an Ethical Public Policy" (Tauer), "AIDS: Risk, and the Obligations of Health Professionals" (Ozar), and "AIDS and Dentistry: Conflicting Rights and the Public's Health" (Waithe).
It is obvious that Pense has done a great deal of research into the conflicting data that have surfaced in the AIDS scenario. Pense proposes that these conflicts are due to the fact that the scientific community is not immune to the "prejudices, ambitions,