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June 21, 1987 | Clarke Taylor
AIDS consciousness has come to cable: HBO plans a video guide called "AIDS: Everything You and Your Family Wanted To Know . . . But Were Afraid to Ask," to be hosted by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Planned as an hour "informational special" in October, it will be based on Koop's recent report on AIDS. Also featured will be Asst. Secy. of Health Robert E. Windom and Dr. Gary Rollin Noble, the Public Health Service's AIDS coordinator. Filming will start shortly.
March 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Many doctors are reluctant to discuss AIDS with their patients because they underestimate the threat of the disease spreading in the general population, the nation's No. 2 health official says. Some physicians are doing a good job, "but there are others that aren't aware of it enough and we have to get that message out," said Robert E. Windom, assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services.
June 22, 1987 | Associated Press
The AIDS epidemic has forced doctors involved in public health to make judgments with too little information on the disease, a federal health official told the American Medical Assn. on Sunday. "There has never been a greater need for a marriage between clinical medicine and public health," said Dr. Robert E. Windom, assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
December 16, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Department of Health and Human Services and St. Joseph Children's Products announced Tuesday that the company would supply holiday toys to the more than 300 children in the nation with AIDS. "We've had a 40-year history of caring for children--children are very special to us," Randy Millian, a representative of the Memphis, Tenn., firm said at a press conference. Millian was flanked by Assistant Secretary for Health Robert E.
February 6, 1988 | From Associated Press
Public health officials on Friday criticized political extremist Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr.'s discourse on network TV Thursday night, saying it had added to the misinformation and fear about AIDS. LaRouche purchased a half-hour of CBS network prime time to air what have become familiar themes for him: the impending international economic collapse and the theory that the AIDS virus is transmitted in casual contact and that medical warnings saying otherwise are "an outright lie."
July 4, 1987 | Associated Press
A Health and Human Services official has been fired for refusing to carry out a superior's order to resume federal funding for Planned Parenthood clinics. The department said in a statement late Thursday that Jo Ann Gasper, deputy assistant health secretary for population affairs, was relieved of her duties for refusing a "direct and legally appropriate order" from Dr. Robert E. Windom, the assistant secretary for health.
April 15, 1988 | From the Washington Post
The Reagan Administration has banned all experiments at the National Institutes of Health that use tissue from aborted fetuses, halting federal research in a field that many scientists consider among the most promising in modern medicine.
February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Health and Human Services Secretary Otis R. Bowen declined Thursday to reinstate a subordinate's order denying federal funds to Planned Parenthood family planning programs because the organization also operates abortion clinics.
January 29, 1988 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, Times Science Writer
The first known AIDS case in the United States caused by a second AIDS virus poses no threat to public health or to the nation's blood supply, federal officials said Thursday. The patient was a West African woman who contracted the disease before coming to the United States last year to visit friends and family, epidemiologist Stanley H. Weiss of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey said in a telephone interview.
March 29, 1987 | LEONARD GREENWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Saying that AIDS patients could end up as guinea pigs for experimental drugs, the leader of a national gay and lesbian group has warned homosexuals about the dangers of pressuring federal officials to release AIDS treatments that have not been fully tested.
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