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(Studio) No. known cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in US outlined; Ctrs. for Disease Control's analysis of disease's increase noted.
REPORTER: Steve Bell
(DC) AIDS epidemic in homosexual community examined; films shown. [Ctrs. for Disease Control spokesperson Dr. James CURRAN - explains implications of scope of problem.] [College dean and author Peter VOGEL - describes impact on gay community and on lifestyles of individual gays as result of AIDS fear.] Disease noted frequently not detected for several years after victim contracts it; drop in other sexually transmitted diseases in gay community as result of bathhses. closing due to AIDS noted. San Francisco's closing of its bath- hses. recalled. Potential for experimental test detecting AIDS in blood and gay community's concern that such test will be used against them discussed. [National Gay Task Force spokesperson Jeffrey LEVI - fears test will become surrogate marker for homosexuality.] [VOGEL - notes psychological impact on him of watching friends die from AIDS.]
REPORTER: George Strait
- Bell, Steve;
- Strait, George
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