CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 19, 1983
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(Studio) Mortality rate of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome victims noted; high risk groups listed. Dr. Edward Brant's criticism of social ostracizing of those groups noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Down State Prison, New York) Concern over occurrence of AIDS among New York state prison inmates such as Raoul Rodriguez examined. [RODRIGUEZ - wants to die at home.] [GUARD - wants AIDS victims removed from jail for safety of guards.] Apparent means of transmitting AIDS explained. [Dr. Gustave GAVIS - denies cause for concern by guards.] [Pedro SOTO, INMATE - discuss prisoners' concern.] [Carlos SANTIAGO - thinks his drug use was possible source of contracting AIDS.] [Dr. Gary WORMSER - doesn't believe casual contact with AIDS carrier will result in disease.] [Guard Chris FETARY - demonstrates special suit designed to protect guards from contracting AIDS.] [Guard Roger KING - wants guarantees against catching AIDS.] Rodriguez and other AIDS inmates reported filing suit to be transferred out of prison; details given. [RODRIGUEZ - describes current treatment.]
REPORTER: Joan Snyder
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