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AIDS / Military Screening #306035

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Pentagon's decision to screen all service personnel going overseas for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) examined; disease's status in military outlined on screen. Army chief of staff General John Wickham's desire to screen civilians as well mentioned. [Assistant defense secretary William MAYER - fears spread of disease through close proximity of personnel in military situations.] Concern over role of prostitution, especially in West Germany and South Korea, in spreading AIDS in military cited. Mil.'s treatment of AIDS victims acknowledging homosexual contact and those denying it explained.
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Ctrs. for Disease Control's opposite conclusion regarding contracting AIDS quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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