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.
A private foundation will finance a three-year study on the use of the drug Interferon to treat AIDS in homosexual men.
Hospital officials in Miami, Florida, are anxiously seeking a foster home for a 14-month-old girl with the killer disease AIDS. The baby’s mother, a 33-year-old Haitian immigrant, died of AIDS three weeks ago and the father has disappeared.
Adelaide’s homosexual community has formed an SA AIDS Action Committee to represent it at the recently formed Australian AIDS Action Committee.
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 South Australian Health Commission has established a program to deal with what it considers to be “inevitable” cases of AIDS in the state. Doctors from the communicable and venereal disease centres in Adelaide say it is only a matter of time before the first case is reported.
Health workers should not be forced to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to AIDS victims, but they should not be permitted to withhold care, guidelines published in the New England Journal of Medicine said.
AIDS is the “homosexual disease” that represents “the decay, decadence and moral degeracy of capitalist society,” an official Chinese newspaper says today.
The total number of AIDS cases in the US has climbed past 2000 and, for the first time, children are reported to have fallen victim to the deadly disease.
A 27-year-old airman stricken with AIDS has become the first person in US Air Force history to receive a medical discharge with full retirement benefits because of the disease.