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Ten O'Clock News; Women and AIDS


Alexandra Marks reports that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that women are the fastest-growing segment of the HIV-positive population. Marks reports that many believe that the CDC has radically underestimated the number of women with AIDS. Interview with April Moore, a recovering drug addict, who has recently been diagnosed with AIDS, but has no health insurance and no steady job. A conference on women and AIDS was held in Boston recently. Interview with Jean McGuire of the Harvard School of Public Health and Martha Moon of the Fenway Community Health Center at the conference. McGuire and Moon believe that many women are dying of AIDS without being diagnosed. Moon says that the CDC definition of AIDS does not include the symptoms of female victims. McGuire and Moon say that many female victims are not eligible for medical benefits because they do not meet the CDC definition of the disease. The CDC says that there is not enough evidence to link the symptoms of women patients to AIDS. McGuire and Moon criticize the CDC's lack of initiative on the issue.

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Ten O'Clock News

Women and AIDS

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Public health
AIDS (Disease)
Medical care
Boston (Mass.)
Fenway (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Marks, Alexandra (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Women and AIDS,” 04/19/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1772611353DE4FE0BC57EBB150F68323.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Women and AIDS.” 04/19/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1772611353DE4FE0BC57EBB150F68323>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Women and AIDS. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1772611353DE4FE0BC57EBB150F68323
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