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Medicine: AIDS Conference / Drugs / Risk Groups #167980

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 08, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Vancouver: George Strait) Announcement at the AIDS conference in Vancouver about the use of protease inhibitors for treating the disease featured. [Aaron Diamond Center Dr. David HO, AIDS PATIENT - express optimism about the drug combinations.] The high cost of the multi-drug therapy, the side effects and the need to take the drugs correctly detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) Fear within the AIDS community that the wrong people have been targeted in the government's pitch examined; details given of CDC (Centers for Disease Control) findings that AIDS hits specific groups, such as drug addicts and gay men. [AIDS victim Elizabeth GLASER - speaks out.] [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. Helen GAYLE, University of California at San Francisco Thomas COATES - cite the spread of AIDS in heterosexuals.] The shift to the view that low-risk groups need not be tested so often and that the money should be shifted to high-risk groups noted. [Beth Israel Medical Center Don DES JARLAIS - comments on testing.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:50

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