CONCERN in the United States about acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has been increased by reports that the disease has stricken four health care workers.
“Perhaps homosexuality is separable from promiscuity, but its oppression is not; and society as a whole may be held responsible for the spread of AIDS through oppression of the homosexual.”
“There is no doubt that the deliberate creation of public fear and the spread of false information is going on, and that AIDS is being used to attack gay people and gay rights in Australia.”
Melbourne newspaper The Truth provides a roundup of the “wave of ‘sick’ Aussie AIDS jokes”…
It has now been shown that an incredible one-in-333 (or a total of 600) gay males in the inner San Francisco area has AIDS and perhaps thousands more of the city’s gay population of perhaps 200,000 could have the disease in its incubation stage.
First, if you lead a normal sex life, either heterosexual or homosexual, AIDS is probably no threat to you. Only the very promiscuous seem afflicted, apart from those one-in-ten-million chances we all run in our day-to-day lives.
LIKE most Melbourne homosexuals, “Bill” is sick and tired of hearing about AIDS. Bill’s concern stems not from fear of catching the mysterious, newly-discovered disease but because it threatens to prejudice Australia’s relaxed attitudes to homosexuals.
A national campaign to tackle AIDS will be devised in Perth next weekend by Australia’s…
The first suspected case of AIDS contracted in Australia had been notified by a Sydney…
Cartoon from the Sydney Morning Herald, 16 Jul 1983.