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Montrose Voice, No. 445, May 5, 1989 - File 010. 1989-05-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 17, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1753/show/1733.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 445, May 5, 1989
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date May 5, 1989
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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Transcript MAY 5, 1989/MONTROSE VOICE 9 AIDS risk low but not zero from blood transfusions By ROB STEIN UPI Science Writer FOR THE MONTROSE VOICE BOSTON-The risk of being infected with the AIDS virus from a blood transfusion has been reduced dramatically but is still "not ze- ro," researchers reported Wednesday. Based on a study involving more than 4000 heart surgery patients in Houston and Baltimore between April 1985 and Dec. 1988, the researchers estimated about three out of every 100,000 people who receive one unit of donated blood can be expected to be infected with the AIDS virus. "The risk is low but it is not zero," said Dr. Kenrad Nelson, head of the study and an epidemiology professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Noah Cohen, an epidemiologist at Tex as A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine, participated in the study while he was on the staff at Johns Hopkins. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, underscores the need for those at risk for being infected with the AIDS virus—primarily homosexual and bisexual men and intravenous drug users—to avoid donating blood, he said. "This reinforces the importance of not only antibody screening but also donor deferral," Nelson said. The results also support recommendations that people should try to stockpile their own blood ahead of time when they know they will need a transfusion to end their risk of being infected with the virus. "It's a good idea when it can be done" Nelson said in an interview from his Baltimore office. Dr. Gerald Sandler, of the American Red Cross, said the findings reassure the public that the blood supply is relatively safe. "Those of us who are responsible for the blood supply have been making energetic efforts to do whatever possible to attract the healthiest (donors) and introduce the most sensitive tests we can to reduce those risks even further;' Sandler said. Nelson and his colleagues tested 4163 patients who underwent heart surgery between April 1985-Dec. 1988 before and after they received blood transfusions from donated blood. Only one patient was found to be infected with the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, which causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome. But based on that infection, the researchers estimated the risk of being infected with the virus was .0003 percent. Although blood centers test donors for the virus, a small percentage of infected donors slip through because they have not yet developed the antibodies to the virus that the screening tests detect. The researchers also tested 2749 heart surgery patients for HTLV-1, a virus in the same family as the AIDS virus that causes a rare form of blood cancer known as adult T-cell leukemia. The researchers found that at the time the study was conducted, the risk for being infected with HTLV-1 was 10 times higher than that for the AIDS virus. But the American Red Cross has begun screening for HTLV-1 since the study was done. "For HTLV-1 we think the risk will drop considerably because now the blood banks are routinely screening for that virus," Nelson said. BETTER LAWIIS &QARDEUS Total lau?n maintenance Commercial—Residential • Landscape • Trash Remoual • Chimneij Sweep • Tree Seruice • Stumps Remoued • Complete Sprinkler Systems FREE ESTIMATES! 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Melton had testified he killed Smith in self-defense, saying she had threatened to kill him and that he believed she was reaching inside her purse for a gun when he shot her with a gun he bought with money he got by selling an engagement ring he bought her. No gun was found inside the purse. Shortly before the shooting, Melton testified he learned that his girl friend's disease had been passed on to their infant daughter, Sarah, who died two days after Smith from an AIDS-related illness. Melton tested negative for the presence of the virus for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Defense attorney Raymond Angelini said during closing arguments Tuesday Melton acted out of fear for his life, telling the jury Melton had a sister who killed herself and her husband. Angelini added that Smith had scratched Melton during a scuffle the day of the shooting and that Melton feared he might contract AIDS. But Assistant Bexar County District Attorney Wende Rush told the jury a scratch was not provocation enough to kill somebody. "He wants you to believe that because she was a prostitute and she had AIDS, he had a right to kill heif Rush said. Film: Yet another 'Robinson Crusoe' By STEVE WARREN FOR THE MONTROSE VOICE Would you like to spend HO minutes on an island with Aidan Quinn? Aside from the appropriateness of having it distributed by "Island" Pictures, there was no earthly reason to make another film of "Robinson Crusoe." There must have been a silent version in the 1920s that said all that ever will be said about this story. Caleb Deschanel's version, simply called "Crusoe," is set in 1808. Crusoe (Aidan Quinn) is a slave trader sailing from Virginia to Guinea in search of fresh meat. He's not a nice man. He kicks the ship's dog, Scamp, and even a white member of the crew urinates in hit. shaving water; but when storm and fire wreck the ship he makes an uncharacteristic attempt to save the lives of others. Once Crusoe reaches an island where he and Scamp may be the only living creatures, he becomes even more sympathetic, with his haunted, Montgomer- y Clift eyes and his James Dean, Actors' Studio technique. The island is made of rocks that may be real but photograph phony. Crusoe furnishes a cave with what he's able to salvage from the ship, builds a boat that never makes it off the launching pad, and prays for his dog, who dies anyway. Half-crazed with loneliness, Crusoe rescues a black man from a ritual in which natives of another tribe slit the throats of his people. Though he sees the man (Hepburn Graham) as a slave, he also represents potential companionship for Crusoe, who becomes the first person to say "Thank God, it's Friday!" Just kidding. Actually Crusoe calls the man "Lucky," but he disappears during the night. The white man has a few encounters, mostly adversarial, with a man (Ade Sapara) of the warrior tribe; but when the black learns to parrot an English folk song, it turns Crusoe into an abolitionist. Come Join Us for Sunday Continental Breakfast 8-10am MIDTOWNE m ll w^ Wed TIKI 3100 FANNIN (713)522-2379 nesday— 1 /I price rt & lockers rstfay— 111 price toe (FOR 4 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS ONLY) WATCH FOR UPCOMING CHANCES A SjWE PLACl TOMEIT >oms k«rs PARADISE NEWS & VIDEO 14029 Eastex Fwy 449-0710 OPEN 24 HRS 25tt Token Arcade Private Viewing Rooms $6-1 Video $10-2 Videos Video Rentals & Sales Full Line of Novelties Magazines & Paperbacks Visa MC Cash Check Accepted Everyone Welcome Singles & Couples Beltway 8 A 625/leeRd REIN-CAR-NATION LIUFE MTTEH3 ©EATM MJTOMOTWE ffiWIKO Complete Automotive Services and Full Detailing 1901 Taft (713) 522-3041
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