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.
Tonight’s edition of Discovery, ‘Killer In the Village’ (Channel 2 at 9.10), is a science-fact program about an invasion against which there seems to be no protection. The invader is an as-yet-unidentified agent which causes the condition known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome – AIDS.
Blood transfusions appear to cause about one per cent of all AIDS cases reported so far, but the chances of getting the deadly disease from blood after an operation or accident are tiny, researchers say.
Everything about AIDS looks as though it is contagious. Scientists think it is passed by…