ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 08, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations World Health Org. (WHO) report on AIDS announced. Report introduced.
(NYC: Beth Nissen) Controversial proposal to check spread of AIDS among drug abusers featured; details given, scenes shown. [Adapt spokesperson Yolanda SERRAMO - says number AIDS cases will increase; explains plan to distribute clean needles to addicts.] Prohibition of possession of hypodermic needles in New York state noted. [New York City health commissioner Dr. Stephen JOSEPH - says can't condone giving out illegal needles.] Results of needle exchange programs in Netherlands and England noted. [SERRAMO - says European program works.]
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