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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 12, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Swedish scientist reported claiming new test for AIDS; details given. Milwaukee physician Dr. Dudley Johnson's refusal to perform heart surgery of 2 patients who carry AIDS virus reported Findings of recent ABC News-"Washington Post "poll on public's concern with AIDS recalled.

(NYC: Dr. Tim Johnson) Results so far of treating AIDS patients Gary Starliper &Paul Quinn with experimental drugs AZT and Ribavirin, respectively, examined; details outlined on screen. [STARLIPER, QUINN - describe their experiences so far.] [Dr. Margaret FISCHL - cites potential side effects.] [Dr. Sam BRODER - believes AIDS patients' survival can be prolonged now.] [Dr. Anthony FAUCI - notes significance of developing such drugs.] [Dr. Paul VOLBERDING - is optimistic over drug developments.] [FISCHL - agrees.] [STARLIPER - cites hope AZT gives him.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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