AIDS breakthrough hope

Australia could be the first country to isolate the AIDS virus, leading to a possible cure, according to the head of the Federal Government’s working party on AIDS, Professor David Pennington.

October 28th,1983 1983, Sydney Morning Herald

Nitrates not AIDS culprit

The inhaling of amyl-nitrate and other nitrates popular among homosexuals has been thought to be a risk factor [for AIDS], but a study by the Centre for Communicable Diseases in Atlanta concluded these drugs are not responsible for the basic immune defects characteristic of AIDS.

October 24th,1983 1983, Australian

New US-related AIDS case in Melbourne

A case of AIDS has been confirmed by doctors at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s hospital. At the time of going to press it is believed that the announcement of an additional fourth case at Prince Henry’s is imminent.

October 19th,1983 1983, Outrage

AIDS Watch October 1983

Despite the fact that health authorities have had at least two years warning they are still woefully ill-prepared to cope with AIDS and the crucial issues of dealing with homosexuality and homosexual males.

October 16th,1983 1983, Campaign Australia

Move on AIDS

Adelaide’s homosexual community has formed an SA AIDS Action Committee to represent it at the recently formed Australian AIDS Action Committee.

October 13th,1983 1983, Adelaide Advertiser

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