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Medicine: AIDS / New Strain / Blood Supply #167920

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 05, 1996
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(No location given: George Strait) The first appearance in the United States of the group O strain of the AIDS virus examined; details given of the California case of a West African woman who was found to be carrying the O strain. [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. John WARD - comments on the implications of the discovery of this new strain, which is hard to test for.] Research on a test that would be accurate for both strains of HIV noted. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Blood Safety director Dr. Jay EPSTEIN - comments on the test research.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) The question of the safety of the nation's blood supply examined. [American Red Cross Dr. Richard DAVEY, American Association of Blood Banks Karen Shoos LIFTON, New York Hospital AIDS research director Dr. Jeffrey LAURENCE - offer positive views on the state of the blood donation and supplies.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Strait, George

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