The gays are carrying on a treat over the cops raiding their Sydney haunts. But look at it from the eyes of Inspector Ernie (“the Good”) Shepherd and his Vice Squad boys – they don’t like the line of work much either. They’re frightened of catching AIDS!
“We were starting to be treated like ordinary human beings. People were finally realising that apart from our sexual preference, we’re just like everyone else. I now find an incredible number of mis-informed straight people who feel that by social contact with me they could get AIDS…”
There have been two definite cases of AIDS diagnosed in Australia — both contracted overseas — and one or two possible cases. Yet such is the fascination with the syndrome that it has become the new buzz-word in Australian society.
The American Red Cross is recalling a blood concentrate for haemophiliacs because a donor whose plasma was included in the batches later died of AIDS.
The American Red Cross has recalled more than 5500 vials of a blood factor concentrate supplied to hemophiliacs because it was donated by a man who later died of AIDS.