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AIDS / Blood #313448

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 12, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Susan Spencer) AIDS virus' connection to actually getting the disease discussed. Study at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, of gay men who tested positive for AIDS and then later tested negative detailed. [Johns Hopkins Hospital Dr. Homayoon FARZADEGAN - comments on test's accuracy.] Possibility of some people being equipped to ward off AIDS disease naturally mentioned; scenes shown. [National Cancer Institute Dr. Samuel BRODER - comments on importance of studying people who can fight AIDS.] Impact this discovery could have on existing knowledge of AIDS discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Home video of 6-mo.-old Corey Shearer shown. Baby diagnosed as having AIDS discussed. [Mother Nina SHEARER - says she felt like she had to do something to help her baby and was helpless to do so.] Corey's receiving blood transfusion contaminated with AIDS virus when born prematurely noted. Corey noted 1 of 700 infants to receive blood transfusions between 1980 &1985 at Cedars-Sinai Med. Center Photos of Corey shown. Cedars-Sinai Med. Center's effort to locate people who received blood transfusions before AIDS testing was routine discussed. [Pediatrician Dr. Thomas MUNDY - comments on helping those who are sick and studying those who are well.] CDC (Centers for Disease Control) funding of study mentioned. [Kaiser Hospital spokesperson Dan DANZIG - talks about people who need to be tested.] [WOMAN - tells someone on the telephone to be tested.] San Francisco blood supply said widely contaminated prior to routine AIDS testing. Ryan Thomas, blood transfusion AIDS victim who seems to be fighting the disease, shown.

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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