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Med.: AIDS Commission / Blood Screening #319958

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 24, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) AIDS commission reported announcing recommendations. Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) AIDS commission reported urging state and federal govts. to spend millions on fastest growing victim group, intravenous drug abusers. [Commission chairperson Admiral James WATKINS - comments on drug problem and AIDS.] Cmsn.'s recommendations illustration; details given. Cmsn.'s forecast with regard to babies being born with AIDS given. [San Francisco, California, AIDS Fndn. spokesperson Pat CHRISTEN - says recommendations insufficient.] [New York's Montefiore Med. Center spokesperson Michael ALDERMAN - says commission's suggested funds insufficient.] Watkins quoted. [WATKINS - says AIDS victims shouldn't have to go underground for drugs.] Cmsn.'s recommendations expected to be controversial. President Reagan noted having to convince Congress to allocate funds for program.

(Studio: Dan Rather) American Association of Blood Banks reported investigating new screening techniques so AIDS wouldn't be transmitted through blood transfusions. "New England Journal of Med." study cited.

Rather, Dan;
Smith, Terence

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