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Medicine: AIDS / Drugs / Perceptions / Military #164606

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) Optimistic report on the promise for the protease inhibitor drug ritonavir in treating AIDS examined. [Office of AIDS Policy director Dr. William PAUL, Aaron Diamond Institution Dr. David HO, San Francisco General Hospital Dr. Don ABRAMS - talk about the new class of drugs.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Aaron Brown) Poll findings of the public's changing view of AIDS examined in light of the return of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who is HIV- positive, to pro basketball. [WOMAN, Gay Men's Health Crisis Dave SIMMONS, STUDENT - offer views on AIDS.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Michele Norris) The passage in Congress of a defense spending bill that has a provision that would force people with AIDS out of the military examined. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON, Representative Robert DORNAN, disguised Army S/sergeant "MARIE," Henry M. Jackson Foundation Dr. Kenneth WAGNER, United States Navy Petty Officer Duane AMASON - offer differing opinions on AIDS and the military.] The loss of benefits to military personnel forced to retire outlined.

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele;
Strait, George

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