LEAD: To the Editor:
To the Editor:
In the debate about AIDS, I find your position in favor of educating people who are at risk rather than having them undergo tests for the virus hard to understand (editorial, June 7).
Would you recommend solving problems of overpopulation by educating women in the rhythm method of birth control? Do you feel drug education programs have been effective? And how can it be that those people most at risk are not educated yet - given the daily coverage by the news media, and given the many AIDS information and support groups? I wonder about the morality of your position when you say, in effect, that the right to confidentiality of people exposed to the AIDS virus is of greater importance than the safety of those not yet ex-posed.
BERNARD T. HIGONNET
Cambridge, Mass., June 9, 1987