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September 21, 1987

The spread of AIDS could be contained in the United States if prevention and education efforts were aimed at intravenous drug users, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said. Speaking in Garden Grove's Crystal Cathedral, he said, "If we could somehow contain the rampant abuse of intravenous drugs or drug addicts who share their needles and pass on the AIDS virus, we could stop AIDS."

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