Researchers in the US and France appear to have discovered a virus which they believe causes AIDS. That discovery could be the first step towards developing a cure or vaccine for AIDS.
In Australia, AIDS is an epidemic in search of victims — only two cases have been confirmed. But it has nevertheless triggered an internecine medical war over research funds, enriched a few GPs smart enough to cash in on the hysteria, and led to the establishment of a plethora of emergency assistance groups. In the US the epidemic is very real, though reports about it are often far-fetched.