Health authorities may have to wait for between two and three weeks for the results of AIDS blood samples.
Round-up of recent developments in Australia by Phil Carswell.
A blood test for AIDS is still months away, but already experts up agonising over what to tell people who show signs of the disease.
The announcement by two separate medical organisations in two separate countries within days which other that they have discovered the cause of AIDS provided a welcome ray of hope in an otherwise continuing gloomy story of the destructive path of AIDS.
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.
Claims that the possible cause of AIDS has been found will have to be followed by solid scientific investigation, cross-referencing and checking, according to Australian viral experts.