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Med.: AIDS / AZT / Early Diagnosis #328594

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Yesterday's report with regard to effectiveness of treating AIDS patients with AZT who have been diagnosed early recalled. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Roth) Difficulty of persuading high-risk persons to be tested for AIDS examined. [National Gay Rights Advocates spokesperson Benjamin SCHATZ - says AIDS patients lose their insurance] [New York City Dr. Nathaniel PIER - says Bush admin. is not helping AIDS patients whose medical benefits have been revoked.] [AIDS patient Peter STALEY - does not want state government to have record of his diagnosis.] [Health Ins. Association of American spokesperson Robert WALDRON - comments.] Ins. companies noted not paying for AIDS drug AZT until FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approves it.

Roth, Richard;
Schieffer, Bob

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