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.
The number of Europeans suffering from AIDS has more than doubled this year. But evidence shows that the general public has little cause for alarm.
The same virus that causes mononucleosis has been linked with a rare kind of brain cancer that has shown up among victims of AIDS.
The State Health Minister, Mr Roper, is likely soon to meet representatives of the Victorian AIDS action committee. The committee has criticised the Minister for failing to meet it.
About 50 people in NSW are suspected to have the potentially deadly disease AIDS, a NSW Health Department spokesman said today.
The American Red Cross is recalling a blood concentrate for haemophiliacs because a donor whose plasma was included in the batches later died of AIDS.
The spread of AIDS in the United States may not reach the dire numbers once predicted. The reason is that homosexuals are limiting their sexual activities, the American Medical Association said.
The risk of AIDS transmission through blood products has been minimised in Australia by excluding…
Reserves of blood are critically low — and officials believe it may be because of public fear over AIDS. “The Red Cross Blood Bank would like to reassure the public that there is no risk whatever of contracting AIDS in attending the Blood Bank or giving blood,” said the director of the service.
Plans to co-ordinate research into the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) on a national scale will be formulated in Perth by Australia’s leading immunologists. Their meeting to discuss these plans will be held on Saturday and will be followed by a public meeting on Sunday, at which an announcement about the research is expected.