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Medicine: Ashe / Blood Transfusions / Going Public #141076

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 08, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Dick Schaap) Announcement by former tennis player Arthur Ashe that he has AIDS featured. [ASHE - says he contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion and has known it since his 1988 brain surgery; adds that his wife and daughter have tested HIV negative.] Ashe said going public because "USA Today" was planning to break the story. Ashe's tennis career reviewed; scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) AIDS and the blood supply examined. [American Association of Blood Banks Dr. Joel SOLOMON - cites the low risk now.] Rate of AIDS contracted from blood supplies before and after 1985 compared.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Jeff Greenfield) Issue of AIDS, celebrities' privacy, the media and public education examined. [ASHE - says he falls under the "dubious umbrella" of being a public figure.] Several celebrities who had health problems named or shown. [Actor Michael LANDON - announces he has cancer.]

Greenfield, Jeff;
Jennings, Peter;
Schaap, Dick;
Strait, George

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