CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 23, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(San Francisco, California) Concern over indications that acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is spreading to groups heretofore not considered as risk examined; disease noted usually limited to gay males, intravenous drug users, Haitian refugees and/or hemophiliacs. Latest known cases in San Francisco cited as example of concern. [Dr. Dean ECHENBERG, Dr. Paul VOLBERDING - note false sense of security by those not fitting early categories.] African study noted indicating AIDS is found exclusively among heterosexuals there, apparently transmitted by prostitutes; concern over replication of that trend in US considered. [Dr. Jam CURRAN - cites limited knowledge on heterosexual transmission.] [Dr. Jay LEVY - explains factor contributing to AIDS' spread in gay community.] Current status of AIDS in homosexual community in United States and implications of indications that disease is mutating noted.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen
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