A Victorian man believed to be suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome was in a critical condition at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, last night.
A Victorian man is critically ill in St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome — AIDS. It is only the third life-threatening case of the disease to be diagnosed in an Australian, and appears to be closely, following the pattern that led to the death of a man in Prince Henry’s Hospital in July.
The South Australian Health Commission has established a program to deal with what it considers to be “inevitable” cases of AIDS in the state. Doctors from the communicable and venereal disease centres in Adelaide say it is only a matter of time before the first case is reported.
Health workers should not be forced to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to AIDS victims, but they should not be permitted to withhold care, guidelines published in the New England Journal of Medicine said.
A nun who lived in Haiti for 20 years has become one of the more unusual victims of AIDS. Her death from the disease, more commonly found in male homosexuals and Haitians, has been reported in the British medical journal, The Lancet.
AIDS is the “homosexual disease” that represents “the decay, decadence and moral degeracy of capitalist society,” an official Chinese newspaper says today.
The Flinders Medical Centre will be conducting research into AIDS and those factors which may predispose some people to an immuno-deficiency type of disease, in collaboration with research groups in Perth and Sydney.
The Victorian AIDS Action Committee (VAAC), which was formed at a public meeting of the Victorian gay community on 12 July, went public at a press conference on Sunday 7 August.
Gay men in the US are making their own decisions about how to conduct their sex-lives in the face of the AIDS crisis, despite the ongoing political controversy among the gay leadership as to what recommendations they ought to be making.
US scientists studying haemophiliacs say they have uncovered more evidence that a virus may be involved in spreading AIDS.