1983

Hospital seeks foster home for AIDS baby

Hospital officials in Miami, Florida, are anxiously seeking a foster home for a 14-month-old girl with the killer disease AIDS. The baby’s mother, a 33-year-old Haitian immigrant, died of AIDS three weeks ago and the father has disappeared.

November 10th,1983 1983, Adelaide Advertiser

AIDS precaution

Sweden’s National Blood Transfusion Centre has asked homosexuals to stop giving blood in an effort to halt the spread of AIDS.

November 8th,1983 1983, Canberra Times

AIDS breakthrough hope

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.

October 28th,1983 1983, Sydney Morning Herald

Nitrates not AIDS culprit

The inhaling of amyl-nitrate and other nitrates popular among homosexuals has been thought to be a risk factor [for AIDS], but a study by the Centre for Communicable Diseases in Atlanta concluded these drugs are not responsible for the basic immune defects characteristic of AIDS.

October 24th,1983 1983, Australian

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