Journalistic excesses over AIDS

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.

October 10th,1983 1983, Sydney Morning Herald

Upsets ‘can cause disease’

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.

October 5th,1983 1983, Adelaide Advertiser

Roper to meet on 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.

October 4th,1983 1983, Herald (Melbourne)

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