CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 12, 1988
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(Stockholm, Sweden: Susan Spencer) Fourth International Conference on AIDS here featured; scenes shown. [WHO spokesperson Dr. Jonathan MANN - gives estimate of AIDS cases in next five years] Research on AIDS virus explained. [National Cancer Institute spokesperson Dr. Robert GALLO - explains AIDS vaccine research.] Drug research examined; AZT mentioned. [University of California Dr. Jay LEVY, National Institutes of Health Dr. Anthony FAUCI - explain what drug must and can do.] Scenes shown of pieces of commemorative quilt hung at conference [Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar CARLSSON - comments on AIDS research.] [MANN - discusses AIDS problem.] Report introduced.
(NYC: Lynn Brown) Social consequences of AIDS in United States featured; scenes shown. [After testing positive for AIDS antibody, MAN - discusses response to his test results.] Cases of hemophiliacs with AIDS virus, Ryan White and Ray family in Florida recalled; scenes shown. Fear that discrimination against AIDS victims will drive them away from testing reported [Civil rights attorney Tom STODDARD - says victims won't come forward if threatened.] Statements from Admiral James Watkins, head of president commission studying AIDS, about discrimination against AIDS victims quoted. [WATKINS - calls for war against AIDS virus, not against groups of people.]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: John Blackstone) Changing profile of typical AIDS patient in United States featured; details given of impact of AIDS on minority groups like Hispanics and blacks; scenes shown. [Community worker in Los Angeles, California, Pamela CARMONA - says AIDS is hitting Latino community.] [STUDENT - comments on AIDS education] Government ad campaign aimed at black and Hispanic drug users noted. [Health and Human Services Department spokesperson Stephanie LEE-MILLER - discusses educating minorities.] [In NYC, Dr. Ernie DRUCKER - discusses impact of AIDS on poorer neighborhoods.] [On New York City sts., MAN -talks about AIDS.] Problem of reaching poor, minority communities with information about AIDS detailed.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Importance of education in fight against AIDS reiterated; University of Michigan study on AIDS' education explained.