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Vital Signs (Island Plague) #571775

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(San Juan: Robert Bazell) AIDS crisis in Puerto Rico due to intravenous drug use and heterosexual sex examined; addicts' heavy travel to United States noted; scenes shown from tourist attraction of San Juan, Puerto Rico, of drug use in slum Laparila, Puerto Rico, and from Hogar Crea Las Americas AIDS facility. [Municipal Hospital Dr. Arlando BELLOW - comments.] Projecto Amor home for AIDS patients' children featured; scenes shown. [Home founder Marissa BLIGH - describes discrimination.] [Patient Lydia SANTIAGO, prostitute "ANGEL", Monsignor Manuel RIVERA - comment on lack of AIDS education.] Puerto Rico noted getting less funding from Congress than regular states.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Next week's segment previewed.

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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