A Melbourne man has been admitted to hospital with AIDS – the first Australian case in six months.
Researchers in the US and France appear to have discovered a virus which they believe causes AIDS. That discovery could be the first step towards developing a cure or vaccine for AIDS.
Claims that the possible cause of AIDS has been found will have to be followed by solid scientific investigation, cross-referencing and checking, according to Australian viral experts.
Dr James Mason, the head of the Federal Centres for Disease Control, said yesterday he believed a virus discovered in France was the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
New Zealand’s first AIDS victim has died.