WA two have AIDS: doctors

Two more cases of AIDS have been diagnosed in Australia but doctors said yesterday the victims were suffering only a mild form of the disease and were most unlikely to die from it.

December 24th,1983 1983, Courier-Mail, The Age

Gays form AIDS group

Melbourne’s homosexuals yesterday announced the formation of a special group to combat what it regards as ignorance and hysteria about acquired immune deficiency syndrome, AIDS.

August 8th,1983 1983, Courier-Mail, The Age

An equal go for everybody

“Homosexual people are so discriminated against in this state [Queensland] that we are not even included in discussions on discrimination or anti-discrimination legislation.”

July 25th,1983 1983, Courier-Mail

AIDS suspects watched

THERE were no confirmed cases of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Queensland, the Health Minister, Mr Austin, said yesterday. He said the Health Department had investigated four suspected cases and eliminated two as most unlikely. The other two were still being monitored and would be for some months.

July 19th,1983 1983, Courier-Mail

First Aust. AIDS death

A man. 43, has died in a Melbourne Hospital of the incurable AIDS disease. Health officials and a spokesman at the Prince Henry’s Hospital said the man died on Friday, but they would not confirm this until yesterday afternoon.

July 10th,1983 1983, Courier-Mail

AIDS action

In setting up a committee of experts to set guidelines for the treatment of suspected AIDS sufferers, the State Health Department has acted sensibly.

June 28th,1983 1983, Courier-Mail

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