There is probably little risk of the disease being transmitted through “straight sexual activity, without violence or unusual practices,” according to a visiting British expert.
The Federal Government has granted $80,000 to set up a joint Melbourne-Sydney medical group to research AIDS.
Australia could make an important contribution to research on the spread of AIDS, the director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Dr Walter Dowdle, said in Melbourne yesterday.
The AIDS Benefit at the Midnight Shift has raised $6085 for the benefit of the people with AIDS.
Letter to the Sydney Star from Ken Bryan and Bobby Goldsmith, 18 May 1984.
A vaccine against AIDS could be developed soon, a leading American expert says.
A blood test for AIDS is still months away, but already experts up agonising over what to tell people who show signs of the disease.
A US lawyer suffering from haemophilia has filed a $3 million suit against a blood bank, charging that it gave him a transfusion which caused him to contract AIDS.
Reported cases of AIDS in Australia were increasing at a similar rate to overseas, Professor Ron Penny said yesterday, but it was likely that a vaccine would be available this decade.
Homosexuals dying from AIDS suffer psychological problems worse than those of cancer victims, but the depression, anxiety and anger are often overlooked by the doctors who treat them, psychiatrists say.