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Special Segment (AIDS) #526874

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 13, 1983
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(Studio) Panic response of Denver police to AIDS victim Henry Pina following his involvement in minor traffic accident described, shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Impact of society's hysteria over Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) victims examined; films shown. Soc. and legal implications for patients such as Gerr Trainer cited as example [TRAINER - notes his uncertain future.] United Airlines noted removing Trainer from his job. [TRAINER - cites lack of danger to passengers.] United said declining to be interviewed; airline's rationalization outlined on screen. [Dr. James CURRAN - denies AIDS can be transmitted by flight attendants during course of job.] [Gay MALE - notes he was discriminated against by employer who erroneously feared he had AIDS.] [Gay MALE - recalls being fired despite not having AIDS because his lover had contracted disease; elaborates.] Lawsuit filed by Dr. Joseph Sonnabend against owners of his apt. house after their eviction attempt because he treats AIDS victims noted. [SONNABEND - notes medical personnel treating AIDS patients haven't contracted disease.] State of New York said joining Sonnabin's suit; details given.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Chung, Connie
Duration:
00:04:20

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