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.
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.
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.
Blood transfusions appear to cause about one per cent of all AIDS cases reported so far, but the chances of getting the deadly disease from blood after an operation or accident are tiny, researchers say.
Voyeurism and ignorance within the medical profession and the media had led to the hysterical labelling of AIDS as the “gay cancer,” according to Sydney gay activist Lex Watson.