It has now been shown that an incredible one-in-333 (or a total of 600) gay males in the inner San Francisco area has AIDS and perhaps thousands more of the city’s gay population of perhaps 200,000 could have the disease in its incubation stage.
First, if you lead a normal sex life, either heterosexual or homosexual, AIDS is probably no threat to you. Only the very promiscuous seem afflicted, apart from those one-in-ten-million chances we all run in our day-to-day lives.
LIKE most Melbourne homosexuals, “Bill” is sick and tired of hearing about AIDS. Bill’s concern stems not from fear of catching the mysterious, newly-discovered disease but because it threatens to prejudice Australia’s relaxed attitudes to homosexuals.
The State Health Minister, Mr Roper, today tried to dampen “hysteria” about AIDS. He was commenting on Australia’s first suspected death from the disease at the weekend.