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Medicine: AIDS / International Conference / Amsterdam, Netherlands / France #142500

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 24, 1992
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Closing of the international AIDS conference reported.

(Amsterdam: George Strait) Amsterdam's success in slowing the spread of AIDS examined; details given of the city's open and pragmatic approach to prostitution and drug use, which has helped contain the disease; scenes shown. [Public health department Dr. Roel COUTINHO - talks about helping.] [Drug USER - talks about getting tested.] [Public health nurse Therese VAN der HELM - talks about working with prostitutes.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Paris: Jim Bittermann) Government scandal in France over AIDS- contaminated blood featured; scenes shown of Paris protests. [AIDS activist Christian MARTET - says the politicians knew and did nothing.] Trial of four top health care officials noted; artist sketches shown.

Bittermann, Jim;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Strait, George

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