Fairfield Hospital

Australia to step up AIDS research

Australia could make an important contribution to research on the spread of AIDS, the director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Dr Walter Dowdle, said in Melbourne yesterday.

May 22nd,1984 1984, The Age

Act now on AIDS: professor

The recent discovery of acquired immune deficiency syndrome among a small number of women overseas means much more than a change in the “gay plague” image of the fatal disease, according to an international authority on infectious diseases.

December 17th,1983 1983, The Age

AIDS death caused by virus that hits babies

THE first Australian victim of AIDS to die in the country had such a depressed natural immune system that he died of a virus which rarely kills even new-born babies. The man. a 43-year old heterosexual, contracted a CMV, or cytomegalo virus, which usually threatens infants only.

July 11th,1983 1983, Australian

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