The chief of medicine at Fairfield Hospital, Dr Ron Lucas, is so convinced that AIDS cannot be acquired by taking the hepatitis B vaccine that he is taking it himself.
Letter-writer John Moulis responds to an earlier letter criticising the Herald’s front-page story on AIDS.
America’s leading blood banks are preparing to issue their strongest statement to date linking transfusions with AIDS.
In a letter in response to the Herald’s front-page story a few days ago, E.A. O’Halloran argues “there will be a great number of people who will find it hard to accept that this man and his homosexual mode of life demand any particular sympathy.”
Two years ago, many of Haiti’s low-paid workers were still building and staffing new luxury hotels and nightclubs, evidence of the widening circle of Americans drawn to the conviviality, art and grace of the local people. But since the middle of 1982, when American authorities linked Haiti with AIDS, the tourist industry has collapsed.
“I’ve been hurt by the sensationalism, although the staff here have been wonderful and friendly. I don’t see myself as different to anybody else. I’m just a 29-year-old government clerk with a serious disease.”
A second case of AIDS in NSW has been confirmed, and NSW Health Department officials are attempting to track down people who have had sexual contact with the man.
A private foundation will finance a three-year study on the use of the drug Interferon to treat AIDS in homosexual men.
A Californian blood products company has withdrawn 16 lots of a blood clotting factor used by haemophiliacs after it was discovered the donor had died of AIDS.
Australia could be the first country to isolate the AIDS virus, leading to a possible cure, according to the head of the Federal Government’s working party on AIDS, Professor David Pennington.