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AIDS / International Conference #550641

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 1986
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) World Health Org.'s assessment of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) international status noted.

(DC: Carl Stern) Justice Department ruling allowing job discrimination against AIDS victims examined. [Assistant attorney general Charles COOPER - defs. position.] Govt.'s ruling noted in contradiction to medical evidence. [National gay rights advocate Leonard GRAFF - considers decision a subterfuge for discrimination, based on irrational fears.] [National Gay Task Force spokesperson Jeffrey LEVI - agrees.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Nan HUNTER - fears ruling will encourage employers to discriminate unfairly.] [US Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Stephen BOKAT - disagrees; explains.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Paris, France: Robert Bazell) Scope of task facing international conference here on AIDS examined; details given, scenes shown. [Ctrs. for Disease Control spokesperson Dr. Harold JAFFE - cites prognosis of infected gay males.] AIDS' status in Africa discussed. [WHO spokesperson Dr. Jonathan MANN - describes situation in Africa.] [Dr. Max ESSEX - remains hopeful vaccine will be developed.]

Bazell, Robert;
Stern, Carl;
Utley, Garrick

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