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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 7, 1986

Women ca
From AP and UPI
BOSTON- The virus that causes AIDS has been
found for the first time in genital secretions of
women, giving a clue to how the deadly disease
could be spread from women to men, researchers
said yesterday.
"We have suspected for some time that females
can sexually transmit the AIDS virus," said Dr.
Markus Vogt, who headed one of two research
teams that made the discovery. "This finding at
least provides us with a missing link, that is, that
the virus can exist in the secretion and might be
THE RESEARCHERS that the discovery'
does not prove that the AIDS virus, HTLV-3, can
be transmitted from from females to males
through sexual intercourse. But they said the fin-
dings should make hetersexuals avoid casual sex.
"The heterosexual community should be con-
cerned and prudent in their choice of sexual par-

carry AIDS virus

tners," said Dr. Martin Hirsch, who worked with
Vogt on one research team at the Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston. "Contact with
prostitutes or anonymous sexual activity, either
homosexual or heterosexual, may be playing
Russian roulette."
The Massachusetts General Hospital team and
one at the University of California in San Fran-
cisco each found the AIDS virus in the vaginal
secretions of four high-risk women. Their results
were published in the British journal Lancet.
THE WOMEN were considered at high risk for
AIDS because they tested positively for the AIDS
antibody in their blood, meaning they had been
exposed to the virus that causes the disease.
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, in
which the body's ability to fight disease is
destroyed, has been primarily limited to
homosexual and bisexual males and intravenous
drug abusers in the United States and Europe.

In Africa the disease has been found in equal
numbers of men and women and studies have
suggested the disease was spread among
heterosexuals by prostitutes.
In New York, an African virus that causes an
AIDS-like illness in pigs may have been present is
some American AIDS patients and could be a con-
tributing cause of human AIDS infections, accor-
ding to a new study.
Evidence of infection with African swine fever
virus, or ASFV, was found in nine of 21 American
AIDS patients tested, and in only one of 16 healthy
Americans, according to a study to be published
Saturday in the Lancet, a British medical journal.
If future experiments prove the existence of a
link between African swine fever and AIDS, it
would mean that doctors now searching for a cure
for AIDS are aiming at the wrong target.

University approves

AIDS guidelines

(Continued from Page W
preted, as if legislation." She added
that her task force has accepted the
"thrust" of the new recommen-
Associate Director for Housing
Education John Heidke, another
member of the task force, called the
guidelines "very reasonable," and
said that "they are designed to
protect individual rights as well as the
rights of the community. They are
very well thought out; very prudent,
that the University should accept by
and large."
Heidke added that the guidelines

will be refined as researchers learn
more about the disease. He said he
could not envision a scenario, though
where they would not be used.
Heidke will participate in the
University's education process about
the disease, which will utilize films
and speakers. "We are in the process
of planning them right now. They will
officially commence when residence
hall staff return in August," he said.
Ruth Addis, co-chair of the Univer-
sity task force for sexual orientation
said she personally views the
guidelines as a "very good begin-

"I'm looking forward to seeing what
the specific implementations of it will
look like. Since they are very broad,
they can either encompass many
areas or exclude some things, depen-
ding on how they are interpreted,"
Addis said.
"I applaud the efforts of the AIDS
task force. I think that the University
of Michigan is doing more than most
universities in attempting to deal
with this subject before specific
examples come to head," Addis con-

Several members of the local gay
community could not be reached for
comment, and Nancy Blum of the
Lesbian and Gay Males Advocates Of-
fice declined to comment without
looking at the guidlines more
In the past,. an Ann Arbor AIDS
support group. Action Against AIDs,
suggested separate housing for AIDS
patients, demanded that the Univer-
sity sever ties with insurance com-
panies screening for AIDS, and
demanded more funding for AIDS
research on campus.

Students outraged at Marcos' welcome

(Continued from Page 1)
Most American students took the
position that the Constitution gives
citizens the right to assemble and ex-
press themselves freely. "We have to
let the Nazi's have their marches, so I
guess we have to let him have his

parade," said business school senior
Dan Zielke.
Maryalyce Glionna, an LSA junior,
said that the U.S. made a mistake in
even allowing Marcos into the coun-
try. "They shouldn't have given him
an absolute safe haven," she said, "I

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think he should stay, but there should
be further investigation, especially in-
to the money - where is his money
coming from?" The Reagan Ad-
ministration has referred such an in-
vestigation to U.S. courts.
HOWEVER, she said that the
parade couldn't be held on the
mainland, because there are too
many people, especially students,
who would lead demonstrations
against the parade.
Graduate student Chuck Anderson
was not only opposed to granting
Marcos a safe haven in the U.S., "On
general principal, I'm opposed to
giving safe haven to a despot dictator
who's had a history of oppressing his
people," he said. Andersonadded that
it was a safe move for President
Reagan to make, nonetheless. "It
backed up American policy," he said.
Anthropology student Andrew
Williams agreed that the move by
Reagan to give safe haven to Marcos
is consistent with American policy. "I
suppose if it happened in South Africa,
we'd let Botha stay here." Anderson
and Williams also compared the
situation with that of former
President Samoza of Nicaragua, who
came to the U.S. after fleeing his
country, in 1978.
SOME students voiced opposition to
letting Marcos remain in the U.S. "I
think we ought to give him back and
have him tried because he stole from
the Filipino people," said LSA senior
Charles Korsal. Anderson also said he
would like to see Marcos tried before
a world court for human rights
Even though students may not be
pleased with the presence of Marcos
in Hawaii, they are hopeful that now
the Philippines will have a chance to
establish democracy.
Students' concerns ranged from the
economic situation of the Philippines
to the expectations of the Filipino
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for Marcos to bring about these things
to the Philippines. They won't be
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Carpio said that she did not expect
General Fidel Ramos or Defense
Minister Juan Ponce Enrile to defect
to current President Corazon
Aquino's camp last week.
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Gorbachev alters leadership
MOSCOW - Mikhail Gorbachev closed the 27th party congress yester-
day with a restructuring of the Kremlin apparatus that brings Am-
bassador Anatoly Dobrynin home from Washington and promotes a
woman, Alexandra Biryukova, into the inner circle of power for the first
time in 25 years.
Gorbachev, the Communist Party's general secretary, also announced
new members of the ruling Politburo, five new Central Committee
secretaries, and a new Central Committee that reflects the changes in
major party and economic posts since the death of Leonid Brezhnev in
Dobrynin, 66, has been Soviet ambassador to the United States for 25
years. He is one of 11 people, five of them new, named to the secretariat,
which is in charge of day-to-day affairs in the Soviet Union.
Dobrynin's portfolio was not announced, but it is assumed he will be
working in foreign policy. A successor to Dobrynin in Washington was
not immediately announced.
Biryukova, 57, a trade union official, was named to the secretariat in
the first time a woman has been elevated to the top leadership in 25 years.
The last woman in the leadership position, Yekaterina Furtseva, was
culture minister and full member of the Politburo from 1957 until her
removal in 1961.
Filipino rebels seek amnesty
MANILA, Philippines - Communist rebel units in the northern Philip-
pines have expressed interest in surrendering to the government of
President Corazon Aquino in exchange for amnesty, the state-run news
agency reported yesterday.
Officials on Bataan peninsula said rebels led by Crisostomo Ibarra of
the New People's Army, the military wing of the outlawed Communist
Party of the Philippines, "had sent feelers to surrender," the Philippine
News Agency said.
Col. Lorenzo Mateo, commander of the Philippine Constabulary for the
central Luzon island region "confirmed that several NPA groups, par-
ticularly the one headed by Ibarra, have sent feelers to lay down their
arms, 'the agency said.
The report came as government officials said an official cease-fire,
which began shortly after Aquino replaced Ferdinand Marcos on Feb. 25,
was holding.
Senate panel rejects budget
WASHINGTON - The Senate Budget Committee rejected President
Reagan's fiscal 1987 budget yesterday, agreeing that his formula for
domestic spending cuts, a continued military buildup and no general tax
increases will fail to meet a required $144 billion deficit target.
The vote was 16-6 against the president's plan, with only six of the
panel's 12 Republican's voting in favor of it.
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) the committee chairman, set the mostly
symbolic vote in an apparent' effort to avoid prolonged partisan
wrangling over the president's spending plan, which has attracted vir-
tually no support on Capitol Hill. Domenici voted in favor of the budget,
The panel set the stage for Thursday's action when it agreed on Wed-
nesday to adopt a set of economic and spending assumptions from
congressional economists.
The non-partican Congressional Budget Office estimated that Reagan's
budget is about $16 billion short of the deficit target. Under those circum-
stances, the outcome of the committee's vote was all but certain.
Fire guts offices of group
seeking to release Mandela
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A fire yesterday swept through the
offices of a group seeking the release of jailed black nationalist Nelson
Mandela. A group spokesman who said he suspected police sparked the
blaze was later arrested.
The fire, which began of undetermined origins about 4 a.m., gutted the
downtown offices of the Release Mandela Campaign, which is seeking
freedom for the African National Congress leader who is serving a life
term for treason.
Aubrey Mokoena, spokesman for the Release Mandela Campaign,
charged the fire was caused by a bomb, which ripped chunks of plaster
from the ceilings and walls of the rundown two-room office.
Mokoena, who said several files appeared to have been removed from
the office, told reporters he suspected police set the bomb in retaliation
for a bomb attack Tuesday on Johannesburg police headquarters at John
Voster Square.
Reagan to address Contra aid
WASHINGTON - White House officials, acknowledging a lack of sup-
port, made plans yesterday for President Reagan to use a TV speech to
bolster his sputtering campaign for $100 million in aid to Nicaraguan
rebels before the House votes on the plan.
The aid request has fared badly in a series of preliminary votes on Cap-
tol Hill. White House spokesman Larry Speakes declared: "We think it's
all too important for us to back away from this at any time. We will stick
with it."
Officials said a decision had tentatively been made for Reagan to take

his case to the public televised address tentatively set on the evening of
March 16. The impact of a similar speech last week on defense fell short
of White House hopes.
"The message hasn't gotten through in our opinion," Speakes told
reporters, "and that's why we haven't gotten a lot of support."
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