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AIDS / Testing #318367

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) "Journal of the American Med. Association" (JAMA) reported declaring AIDS testing at Saint Paul Ramsey Med. Center in Minnesota unreliable; details given. Hospital spokesperson quoted. AIDS testing guidelines discussed. Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: Susan Spencer) Pvt. Stop AIDS Fndn. of San Francisco featured. [Clinic director Dr. Timothy SANKURY - talks to prospective patient over phone.] AIDS testing in United States discussed. [SANKURY - explains benefits of quick testing.] Critics quoted. [National Gay Rights Advocates Ben SCHATZ - criticizes quick testing clinics.] Gerard Rogen's incorrect test results featured. [ROGEN - says was told over telephone had AIDS and accidentally found out he didn't have AIDS.] Experts quoted regarding lab errors. AIDS testing accuracy illustrated. [American Fndn. for AIDS Research Dr. Mervyn SILVERMAN - comments on incorrect test results' impact.] Federal regulations for private testing ctrs. reported being urged by experts. No restrictions noted currently on AIDS testing. [SANKURY - tells person on telephone to get tested.]

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan
Duration:
00:03:10

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