The early stages of acquired immune deficiency syndrome can be diagnosed with a new process which can detect and measure neopterine, a substance present in the urine of people suffering from certain kinds of cancer and viral illnesses such as AIDS, spokesmen at Austria’s Innsbruck University said.
“The human body is not programmed for homosexual intercourse and … AIDS is one of those situations where there are simply inevitable consequences.”
“Homosexual people are so discriminated against in this state [Queensland] that we are not even included in discussions on discrimination or anti-discrimination legislation.”
A public meeting called to dispel growing concern about AIDS was told yesterday that about 5 per cent of all Australians were affected by a very mild form of immune deficiency. But one of Australia’s leading immunologists, Professor Roger Dawkins, said the mild deficiency was “nothing to do” with the very severe — and usually fatal — AIDS.
QANTAS is boosting the number of female staff on flights to the US – amid claims it is worried over the risk of AIDS being brought to Australia.
“The abandonment of promiscuity, homosexuality, and drug abuse could eventually stop both diseases in their tracks — although that is hardly likely to prove an acceptable solution.”
Reserves of blood are critically low — and officials believe it may be because of public fear over AIDS. “The Red Cross Blood Bank would like to reassure the public that there is no risk whatever of contracting AIDS in attending the Blood Bank or giving blood,” said the director of the service.
The NSW Government has given $84,000 to Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital to fund a research project into AIDS. The Minister for Health, Mr Brereton, said the main aim of the project was to determine whether there were AIDS carriers in Sydney’s homosexual community.
Plans to co-ordinate research into the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) on a national scale will be formulated in Perth by Australia’s leading immunologists. Their meeting to discuss these plans will be held on Saturday and will be followed by a public meeting on Sunday, at which an announcement about the research is expected.
THERE were no confirmed cases of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Queensland, the Health Minister, Mr Austin, said yesterday. He said the Health Department had investigated four suspected cases and eliminated two as most unlikely. The other two were still being monitored and would be for some months.