NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 04, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: Robert Bazell) Refusal of major medical and dental societies to provide the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) with lists of procedures that might transmit the AIDS virus to patients featured; scenes shown from meeting in Atlanta. [MAN, American Dental Association Walter LAMACKI - make speeches.] [American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Bernard RINEBERG - says list of procedures isn't practical.] Case wherein Kimberly Bergalis contracted AIDS from her dentist, lack of other proven cases of AIDS transmission from doctors or dentists noted. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) said planning to make a list of procedures that HIV-infected health workers could not perform. [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. William ROPER - says plan will proceed.] American Medical Association said to be the only medical group supporting the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) plan. [American Medical Association Dr. Nancy DICKEY - comments.] Discussion held about protection for health care workers from AIDS patients.