ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 30, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Announcement yesterday by French researchers of possible breakthrough in treatment of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with use of cyclosporine A drug recalled; reactions in United States today among both AIDS victims and researchers examined. [Dr. Paul VOLBERDING - thinks announcement was irresponsibly premature due to lack of sufficient data.] [AIDS victim Rob DONTAS - wants proof.] [National Insts. of Health spokesperson Dr. Anthony FAUCI - feels press conference was inappropriate.] [Dr. Alan HESS - acknowledges potential that French are correct.] Cyclosporine's intended use explained. [FAUCI - fears false hope for AIDS patients will result in disaster; explains.]
REPORTER: George Strait