Corrections and Clarifications


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Science  10 Apr 1987:
Vol. 236, Issue 4798, pp. 136
DOI: 10.1126/science.236.4798.136-c


In Deborah M. Barnes' article "AIDS commission bills proliferate" (News & Comment, 6 Mar., p. 1136), the AIDS commission proposals introduced by Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA) were incorrectly identified as being "along the lines of [those] recommended by the Institute of Medicine in its report ("Confronting AIDS") last fall." Instead, the IOM recommended the "establishment of a presidential or joint presidential and congressional commission that is independent and able to provide an ongoing critical assessment of needs—involving basic and clinical research, health care, public health, and other societal issues—as the AIDS epidemic develops," according to Roy Widdus, director of the IOM Division of International Health.

The congressional advisory panel on AIDS, described in a bill introduced by Senator Pete Wilson (R-CA), incorrectly identified its potential membership. It would be open to IOM members, not exclude them, as the article indicates.