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.
An Indonesian doctor has established that the dreaded disease, AIDS, has made its appearance in Indonesia.
A $100,000 fund for research into acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has been established by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
The number of Europeans suffering from AIDS has more than doubled this year. But evidence shows that the general public has little cause for alarm.
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.
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.
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.
The Medical Journal of Australia has printed a series of letters critical of its cover story on AIDS published in June, and an apology from the Editor.
There is no scientific reason for healthy people to be excused from giving care to patients with AIDS, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Adelaide’s homosexual community has formed an SA AIDS Action Committee to represent it at the recently formed Australian AIDS Action Committee.