NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 29, 1983
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Bethesda, Maryland) Current status into research of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) examined; possible breakthrough with discovery of HTLV virus noted. [Center for Disease Control spokesperson Dr. James CURRAN - notes importance of finding cause of AIDS.] [Victim Jim GRESHAM - comments on dying young.] Gresham said dying shortly after interview; death rate among AIDS victims mentioned. Various soc. and ethnic groups affected and AIDS growth rate since 1979 graphed on screen. Dr. Max Essex of Harvard and Dr. Robert Gallo of National Cancer Institute said conducting research into HTLV; their findings said expected published in "Science" shortly. [GALLO - notes potential impact if virus is linked with AIDS.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
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