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American Agenda (Medicine: AIDS) #127814

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Out-of-court settlement in Dr. Veronica Prego's AIDS case against New York City reported; scenes shown from courtroom.

(New York: Tim Johnson) Question of AIDS and the medical profession featured; details given of workers' call for better safety measures. [Three medical WORKERS - comment on issue of exposure to AIDS virus.] CDC statistics of health care workers infected with AIDS on the job cited. [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. James CURRAN - comments.] [AFSCME AFL-CIO Jordan BARAB - says CDC numbers are misleading.] [American Association of Women Lavonne WILENKEN - says no money is being spent for health care workers.] Case in which medical resident Hacib Aoun was exposed to AIDS virus detailed. [AOUN - says the message is that hospitals won't take care of their staff.] [American Society of Law and Medicine Lawrence GOSTIN - says hospitals are trying to avoid liability.] Program of AIDS education and safety for nursing staff at New York City's Montefiore Medical Center examined; details given of procedures. [AIDS unit supervisor Joan O'BRIEN, infection control supervisor Audrey ADAMS - comment on precautions.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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