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AIDS / Bus. Ventures #316250

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 02, 1987
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Bus. side of AIDS noted illustrated by conf.; scenes shown.

(NYC: Ray Brady) Bus. community's exploitation of AIDS for profit examined; membership fees for dating services linked to AIDS hysteria and cost of home test kits cited as exs. [National AIDS Prevention Corporation spokesperson Ken BECKER - sees such entrepreneurs as filling need of the market place.] [New York consumer protection board spokesperson Virginia APUZZO - notes fear is profitable.] [Condom vendor Jed FORMAN - comments.] Percentage of women buying condoms noted. Fin. community's question about stability of AIDS prevention companies such as blood bank operation of Daxor Corporation noted illustrated by Daxor's stk. activity. [Daxor founder Dr. Joseph FELDSHAW - cites company's growth.] Criticism of storing own blood explained. [New York blood center spokesperson Dr. Johanna PINDYCK - notes actual risk of contracting AIDS from blood transfusion now.] [American AIDS-Free Association spokesperson James RAIM - defs. company's dating club as halting spread of AIDS.] Fallacy of Raim's argument noted.

Brady, Ray;
Sawyer, Diane

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