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American Agenda (Medicine: AIDS and Blacks) #140472

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 05, 1992
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Rise of AIDS among black Americans and Hispanic-Americans noted.

(Philadelphia: George Strait) Impact of Congressional decision to shift AIDS money from education and prevention to treatment examined; details given of Philadelphia program to educate blacks about AIDS featured; scenes shown to illustrate how BEBASHI (Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues) works. [BEBASHI founder Rashita HASSAN - comments.] [Philadelphia AIDS treatment and prevention program director Dr. Marla GOLD, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. James CURRAN - say prevention activities are needed.] [Representative Louis STOKES, AIDS Action Council Jeff LEVI - comment on prevention and treatment.] Congressional Black Caucus' slow response to AIDS noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Strait, George

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