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Medicine: AIDS / Chimps #183066

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 31, 1999
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(New York: George Strait) The incredible story of how scientists have traced the AIDS virus back to west African chimpanzees presented; details given of the testing of the remains of "Marilyn," a chimp with the AIDS virus who died in the 1980s. [National Cancer Institute Dr. Larry ARTHUR - says chimps were used for AIDS testing.] [University of Alabama Dr. Beatrice HAHN, Aaron Diamond Institution Dr. David HO - comment on the AIDS virus/chimp research.] The importance for finding the start of AIDS in chimps explained.

Reporter(s):
Simpson, Carole;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:02:50

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