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June

25

1988

June 25, 1988



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Diary Entry - 06/25/1988

Saturday, June 25, 1988

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A nice day—did my morning radiocast on drugs & our discussion of the subject at the Toronto summit. Lunch on the Truman balcony. At 2 P.M. Doug Wick brought a friend to see us. It was a young lady with a tragic story. She has a husband & 2 children—a girl & boy. At the girl’s birth 7 years ago (it was a Caesarean birth) she hemorrhaged & was given a transfusion—7 pints of blood. At age 3 her daughter became ill. To sum up, she has AIDS from breast feeding. Her mother had been made a carrier by the blood transfusion. Discovery of this meant her 2nd child, the boy is also infected. Her story is one of great courage & tragedy & she wanted me to know in connection with the report I’m getting this week from our AIDS Commission. Actually I feel better prepared after hearing her to deal with the report & decisions I must make.

Spent afternoon catching up on reading plus my exercises. Then a quiet dinner & bed.