Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1987. Hardcover. 198 p., very good hardcover in dj. Text in Japanese.
Authors are physicians who opened the first AIDS outpatient unit in Japan (in October 1985) at Tokyo Komagome Hospital. They discuss media treatment and popular understandings of AIDS, the panic surrounding the March 1985 first reported AIDS case in Japan and the 1987 death of the first AIDS patient in Japan. Book written on basis of the clinic's actual experience treating patients and receiving phone consults - includes many statistics on the sorts of cases presented to the clinic and the sorts of questions people were asking their phone consult lines. Contents: Q&A format medical knowledge to protect yourself from AIDS; Various social problems concerning AIDS; reports from the actual site of clinical treatment; AIDS virus transmission: routes, difficulties of determining source of transmission, symptomless carriers, AIDS education; recommendations for AIDS policy. Concludes with an 18 page report on AIDS treatment situation at Komagome Hospital in Tokyo.