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Archive for Friday, August 5, 2011

25 years ago: Four months of AIDS testing in Lawrence yields no positive results so far

August 5, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 5, 1986:

  • It had been four months since the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department had begun offering an AIDS screening. Lillian Mayer, a nurse at the health department, said that she had counseled 18 people so far about the screening, and six of those had opted to undergo the testing. None of the tests had yielded a positive result, but Ms. Mayer pointed out that the latest research showed that the human body might not develop antibodies to the virus for 6-12 weeks after exposure.
  • Movies showing in Lawrence this week included “Howard the Duck,” “Aliens,” “Ruthless People,” “About Last Night...,” “Haunted Honeymoon,”, “Heartburn” and “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives.”

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