CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1985
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(Studio) No. known cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and death rate in United States reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(San Francisco, California) Status of AIDS research examined in detail. [Carrier John BERLINER - describes psychological toll.] [Dr. Harold JAFFE, Dr. Jerome GROOPMAN - explain disease's possible course.] [Dr. Paul VOLBERDING - explains optimism in gay community.] Africa's experience with AIDS among heterosexuals and implications for United States considered; related statistics outlined on screen. [Dr. Neal STEIGBIGEL - expects increase in AIDS in United States heterosexuals.] Rarity of female transmission noted. [University of California spokesperson Judith COHEN - feels AIDS is primarily drug-related among heterosexuals.] [JAFFE, GROOPMAN - explain means of transmitting disease.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
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