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AIDS #305654

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Alexandria, Virginia) Pentagon reported beginning testing of military personnel for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); details given. [Defense Department spokesperson Dr. William MAYER - explains basis of program.] [Gay and Lesbian Community spokesperson Hugh RICE - expects test to be used to discriminate against gays.] Ctrs. for Disease Control's recommendation regarding school-age children with AIDS outlined on screen. [Ctrs. spokesperson Dr. Martha ROGERS - notes lack of evidence indicating transmission of AIDS between students.] Kokomo, IN, school ban on AIDS patient Ryan White recalled; other such cases cited. [Dade County board of education spokesperson Paul BELL - expects massive student withdrawals if AIDS victim enters school.] [Mayor Edward KOCH - notes city's dilemma in addressing needs of both AIDS victims and others.] [Parent Carol HODES - won't take chance with child's health.]
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Engberg, Eric;
Schieffer, Bob

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