Page 6 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 21, 1985
Health director: 'U'
needs education on AIDS
By MARK WEISBROT
The University community is suf-
fering from a lack of accurate infor-
mation about the risks of contracting
AIDS, according to Dr. Caesar
Briefer, the director of University
"The evidence is quite clear, and
the recommendation of the CDC (Cen-
ter for Disease Control) is quite clear,
that AIDS is not a highly contagious
disease," Briefer said. "It is not
communicated by casual contact."
ACQUIRED IMMUNE Deficiency
Syndrome is a deadly disease that at-
tacks the body's immune system,
rendering it defenseless to a variety of
Homosexual men, hemophiliacs,
and recipients of blood transfusions
are among those considered to be
"high risk" groups.
Briefer said that AIDS is transmit-
ted primarily through semen, with
some cases of transmission through
blood products or sharing of
hypodermic needles by drug users.
SEXUAL promiscuity leads to in-
creased risks of contracting the
disease, Briefer cautioned. Condoms
provide the most protection against
the disease of any form of contracep-
tion, he added.
There are many popular miscon-
ceptions about AIDS, Briefer said, at-
tributing these to what he called a
"mixed message" that is present in
While most of the news articles on
AIDS have pointed out that the
disease is not transmitted through
casual contact, there has been a ten-
dency to emphasize unusual cases and
the more ambiguous statements
made about it, Briefer said.
"I THINK there is a sufficient
amount of data from people who have
lived in the same household with
people who had AIDS, family mem-
bers ... as well as people in the area
of health care who have taken care of
people who are afflicted with this
illness, to demonstrate that casual
contact is not sufficient to transmit
the disease," Briefer continued.
"I think the emphasis should be
placed on being much more prudent in
your choice of sexual partners and
using appropriate forms of contracep-
tion," said Briefer, referring to both
heterosexual and homosexual
The University is currently
preparing a pamphlet on AIDS that
should be published in about a week,
and will send out a letter informing
students about its availability, Briefer
THE UNIVERSITY will also
distribute the pamphlet throughout
the dormitories and other University
departments, he said. There will
probably be some programs for the
housing staff, Briefer said, so that
they can act as a resource for studen-
"I think the more people that are
award of the facts, rather than fiction,
the better off we're going to be," he
Judy Levy, a member of the
University's Task Force on Sexual
Orientation, said she believes
ignorance will breed unfounded fears
and lead to harassment and
discrimination against gays and
"THERE ARE two epidemics here:
A health care epidemic, and an
epidemic of fear," she said.
"A lot of what I call 'aids-baiting'
happens on the job - to people who do
not have AIDS but are gay. As a
lesbian, who's the least likely of any
population to have AIDS, I have ex-
perienced harassment pertaining to
AIDS," Levy said.
She said she would like to see a lot
more educational efforts by the
University "to combat this fear and
harassment," as well as an AIDS
hotline to answer any questions that
people might have.
IN ADDITION, Levy said, the
University should formulate an ex-
plicit policy which states that people
with AIDS or people who test positive
for the AIDS virus will not be
discriminated against or prevented
from attending classes or working for
Levy attributes much of the fear of
aids to widespread fears of
homosexuality. "You add a deadly
disease to an enormous amount of
fear and homophobia, and it just
Levy, a University Hospitals em-
ployee, said the University needs to
make a special effort to educate
health care workers who she says
have not been adequately informed on
SUCH TRAINING should deal not
only with the health aspects but also
the emotional aspects of the disease,
Levy said, "so that doctors and other
health care workers do not try to im-
pose their values concerning gay
The Center for Disease Control lists
14,125 known cases of AIDS in the
United States since the virus was first
identified in 1981. OF these, 92 cases
are from Michigan and three are from
Washtenaw County, according to
state health department statistics.
University Hospitals is currently
treating "one case and one potential
case" of AIDS, according to David
Friedo, the hospital's public affairs
"We're seeing more and more
cases," Friedo said. The hospital has
treated 10 people with AIDS since
April, and about 30 in the last two
No AIDS cases have been identified
at University Health Services as of
October, according to Briefer.
Regents stand behind content,
of 'Star Warls.'resolution
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for all the differing opinions to be considered. She said this
was lacking in the regents' decision.
Noting that the University was the first scene of teach-
ins on Vietnam, she commended students who organized a
forum on SDI earlier this month.
Regents Nellie Varner (D-Detroit) and Paul Brown (D-
Petosky) also said they regretted the lack of discussion of
the resolution, but maintained that the resolution had
"ON MY PART, I did not approve of any particular type
of research," Varner said. The resolution merely suppor-
ted the right of academic freedom, to let the individual
researcher decide whether to take part in the controver-
sial project she said.
Brown agreed, but added that "a resolution of that sort
should have been debated more extensively." He said that
the regents felt unanimously in favor of the resolution and
did not want to give faculty the impression that they were
hesitant in supporting academic freedom by discussing it
or postponing action to discuss it more later.
Brown said when the resolution was proposed by Regent
Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor), "we felt it required an af-
firmative or negative answer."
IN ANOTHER action, Sheila Creth, chair of the Com-
mittee on the Economic Status of the Faculty, (CESF),
said the University has made gains in increasing the
buying power of faculty.
"Despite this gain, the CESF feels strongly that the gap
between peer institutions and UM faculty salaries must be
closed if we are to retain faculty, attract faculty, and not
see a serious morale problem develop among the
faculty," she said.
"In addition, there continues to be concern among the
faculty with the distribution of the dollars in the salary
program," Creth said. "One concern is that the funds are
insufficient to provide both merit and market adjustmen-
ts, and as a result some faculty are receiving a dispropor
tionate share of the salary program relative to merit."
FOR EXAMPLE, faculty in the business school receive
an average salary of $58,000, while faculty in the.
education school receive an average of $38,000, Frye said
This is because competition is greater for business faculty
with the private sector than it is for education faculty, he
Regent Power defended the board's concern for the
drop in salaries, saying that it had implemented several
initiatives to increase money spent on faculty salaries.
For example, the University is reallocating $20 million
over five years from lower priority areas such as the
eucation, art, and natural resources schools to higher
priority areas such as faculty salaries.
THE "FIVE-YEAR Plan" will have shifted $10 million
more for faculty salaries by the time the plan ends in 1987.
University Vice President for Academic Affairs Billy
Frye blamed the decline in faculty salaries to a lack of
state support during the 1970s to early 1980s. Money from
the state during that time dropped from supporting 60.7
percent of the University's budget in 1975 to 47.5 percent in
Frye said it would take between $5 to 8 million to make
up for the backlog in salaries.
The regents also on Friday named John Forsyth
executive director of the University of Michigan
Hospitals. Forsyth is currently chief operating officer of
the hospitals in charge of the daily operation of thel
Forsyth said he didn't expect any changes in the
After the regents' meeting Friday, administrators and
regents watched a videotape of the Today Show's Thur-
sday special higher education program which featured
the University and Brown University.
HousinE experts Lather
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"Ann Arbor is way behind other
cities in creating affordable housing,''
Peterson said. "The biggest problem
is proving to others that there is really
an affordable housing crisis."
OTHER speakers addressed issues
as housing discrimination and federal
Mayor Pierce said housing
discrimination today has taken a dif-
ferent form, although it still exists.
"In the 1960s, classified ads for
homes in the Ann Arbor News still
carried 'whites only,' ** Pierce said.
"Now, however, peoplle discriminate
against those with ADC grants or
federal rent subsidies," even though it
is illegal under an Ann Arbor ordinan-
Margo Nichols, executive director
of Student Legal Services, blamed the
Reagan administration for the cuts to
social programs such as housing.
"Just hanging on to what we hvae
now is a battle," Nichols said. "It's
becoming increasingly difficult to
realize everyone's right to affordable
Workshop subjects covered such
topics. as tenant legislation in the
Midwest, specialized housing needs
and the homeless, cold weather
problems, and women and housing.
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