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AIDS / Drug Abusers #318130

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) NYC's Project Return featured. Report introduced.

(NYC: Rita Braver) Millie Figueroa and Ed Burkett's efforts to find needle-sharing AIDS victims in Harlem, New York, featured. [BURKETT - explains safe sex.] Outreach workers reported attempting to find addicts and assocs. so sexual and drug habits can be studied. Saint Claire's hospital in Manhattan, New York, featured. [AIDS victim Morris RAMOS - comments on difficulty of reaching drug abusers.] Ramos noted dying shortly after interview. [Med. dir. Dr. Debra SPICEHANDLER - says education is only way to fight AIDS.] [BURKETT - discusses AIDS prevention with drug abusers.] [Recovering heroin addict Phyllistine WOODSON - says can't remember how many needles he shared or sexual partners he had last year] Difficulty of finding drug addicts discussed. [Providence, Rhode Island, outreach worker Joe SMITH - interviews addict "Tom" about drug and sexual habits.] Program's goal discussed. [AIDS researcher Dr. Don Des JARLAIS - comments on program.] [WOODSON - comments on AIDS.] [MAN - comments on AIDS' spread.] [Drug user/AIDS VICTIM - comments on AIDS.] Outreach program's impact discussed.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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