AIDS victims and their supporters have staged in several US cities demanding government funding to combat the disease.
A special committee to investigate AIDS is expected to be set up today in Victoria.
The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 70s is backtracking to more conventional practices in the US, with promiscuity in sharp decline due to herpes and AIDS, and the growth of cable TV turning the home into “sex parlours on the screen.”
A newspaper article about a small amount of an AIDS patient’s blood being washed into Melbourne’s sewers was “an absurd item of non-news” and “scaremongering at its cheapest”, says Alister Brass of the Medical Journal of Australia.
Abundant evidence showed that disruptive relationships in human lives work a potent factor in causing disease, Professor Herbert Weiner said yesterday. He said he was not surprised that homosexuals were the victims of the immune deficiency disease AIDS.
The same virus that causes mononucleosis has been linked with a rare kind of brain cancer that has shown up among victims of AIDS.
The State Health Minister, Mr Roper, is likely soon to meet representatives of the Victorian AIDS action committee. The committee has criticised the Minister for failing to meet it.
About 50 people in NSW are suspected to have the potentially deadly disease AIDS, a NSW Health Department spokesman said today.
A Victorian man who had been ill with AIDS in St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne for the past three weeks died on Saturday. He was in his late 30s.
A small amount of blood from a patient critically ill with AIDS has entered Melbourne’s sewers.