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American Agenda (Med.: Cost of AIDS) #123587

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report in "Journal of the American Med. Association" on hospital bill for AIDS patients outlined. Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Costs of hospital and overall care for AIDS patients in San Francisco, California, featured. [San Francisco health department Tom PETERS - says this epidemic is threatening our public health system.] Problems facing vol. contributors to AIDS care detailed. [AIDS emergency fund's David BELL - says the givers are emotionally exhausted.] [AIDS patient Keith RICE - describes symptoms and his problems.] Rice's role as AIDS vol., too, noted. [AIDS patient Richard BURDICK - comments.] [Shanti Project's Eric ROFES - says if there is no funding, United States must bear burden of dilemma of caring for AIDS victims.] Need for federal government to take up role in AIDS care reiterated.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported warning San Francisco group against doing its own unauthorized testing of Compound-Q AIDS drug.

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Simpson, Carole

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