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Special Assignment (AIDS: Facts and Fears) (Part IV) #98637

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1985
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(Studio) World Health Org. researchers' warning about acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Status of research into cure for AIDS examined; Kerry Shapiro's experience as vol. for new drug suramin cited as example [SHAPIRO - recalls reactions to drug.] ["PHIL" - explains taking series of experimental drugs in effort to survive.] [Dr. William HASELTINE - explains virulence of AIDS virus.] Research findings so far outlined on screen, discussed. [Dr. Sam BRODER - notes need to control virus' replication in immune system.] Broder's research described. Findings for experimental drugs suramin, foscarnet, compound-5, riboviran, HPA-23 discussed. [Dr. David HO - cites need for AIDS treatment to penetrate nervous system before cure can be affected.] [Dr. Robert GALLO - discusses difficulties faced by researchers.] [HASELTINE - feels necessary capacity.] [SHAPIRO - acknowledges odds against his survival.]
REPORTER: George Strait

(Studio) Part V announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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