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Jean McGuire interviewed by Alexandra Marks
[Women and AIDS]
Original Airdate: 4/19/1991

Length: 00:05:00
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Alexandra Marks reports that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that women are the fastest-growing segment of the HIV population. Marks reports that many believe that the CDC has radically underestimated the number of women with AIDS. Marks notes that a conference on women and AIDS was held in Boston recently. Marks interviews Jean McGuire (Harvard School of Public Health) and Martha Moon (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. Marks reports that 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. Marks' report includes an interview with April Moore (recovering drug addict). Marks notes that Moore has recently been diagnosed with AIDS, but has no health insurance and no steady job.

Contributor : Reporter
Alexandra Marks
Format : Tape 7994   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 107272 
VHS cassette 107275 
Betacam cassette 107274 
digital betacam cassette 107273 

Subject : Keywords
AIDS (Disease)
Medical care

Subject : Personal Names
Marks, Alexandra
McGuire, Jean
Moon, Martha
Moore, April

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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