ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 18, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(DC) Alarming increase in occurrence of acquired immune-deficiency syndrome (AIDS) examined; victim Phil Lanzaratta cited as example [LANZARATTA - describes disease's effect on him.] Victim and death rate so far, and those cities bearing brunt of epidemic, listed on screen. [Center for Disease Control spokesperson Dr. Richard SELIK - considers situation an epidemic.] AIDS' debilitating process explained, illustrated on screen. [LANZARATTA - notes disease's link with herpes.] Lanzaratta noted also suffering from rare cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma; details given. [LANZARATTA - notes psychological impact of diseases.] Inability to detect AIDS or to cure it noted. Similar characteristics linking victims listed on screen. [Dr. Don FRANCES - notes possible method of spreading disease.] [Gay Men's Health Crisis spokesperson Rodger McFARLANE - talks with client.] Concern among homosexual community, where AIDS appears prevalent, though not exclusive, noted. [Dr. Linda LAUDENSTEIN - cites risk to general population.] Implications of recent congress allocation of research funds for AIDS and diseases it promotes considered.
REPORTER: George Strait