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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 22, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reported endorsing American Med. Association's approach to AIDS testing.

(Los Angeles, California: David Dow) Resurgence of syphilis as part of AIDS epidemic examined; details given, scenes shown. [Los Angeles cnty. official Robert BARTHOLOMEW - questions where disease will stop.] Incr. in cases since 1986 outlined on screen; majority of increases said among heterosexual blacks and Hispanics in impoverished areas. Implications for spread of AIDS considered. [BARTHOLOMEW - notes implications AIDS.] [Ctrs. for Disease Control spokesperson Dr. Russell ALEXANDER - cites seriousness of combination AIDS-syphilis infection.] San Francisco's successful AIDS educ. program thought responsible for drop in syphilis cases there.

Dow, David;
Rather, Dan

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