Though the federal government lists Haitians and hemophiliacs as "at risk" groups for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), New York City's Health Department says it no longer considers members of those groups especially likely to contract the disease.

The city department still considers homosexual and bisexual men and intravenous drug users as the most likely people to contract AIDS, a condition that destroys the boody's immune system and allows fatal diseases to work their course, said Marvin Bogner, a Health Department spokesman. Bogner said "the numbers, even in the very beginning, for Haitians were very low." Haitian-AIDS Link Is Downgraded

NEW YORK--Though the federal government lists Haitians and hemophiliacs as "at risk" groups for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), New York City's Health Department says it no longer considers members of those groups especially likely to contract the disease.

The city department still considers homosexual and bisexual men and intravenous drug users as the most likely people to contract AIDS, a condition that destroys the body's immune system and allows fatal diseases to work their course, said Marvin Bogner, a Health Department spokesman. Bogner said "the numbers, even in the very beginning, for Haitians were very low."