A case of AIDS has been confirmed by doctors at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s hospital. At the time of going to press it is believed that the announcement of an additional fourth case at Prince Henry’s is imminent.
The Age, 12 Jul 1983, p 5: Health officials were not expecting a big increase…
The State Health Minister, Mr Roper, today tried to dampen “hysteria” about AIDS. He was commenting on Australia’s first suspected death from the disease at the weekend.
Prince Henry’s Hospital is expected to seek advice from American authorities on acquired immune deficiency syndrome…
Medical authorities hope to freeze some of the body tissue of a 43-year-old man who died at Prince Henry’s Hospital on Friday with suspected AIDS. Identified only as Milton, the man is believed to be the first person in Australia to have died with Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome. He had been a patient at the hospital for several weeks.
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.
A man. 43, has died in a Melbourne Hospital of the incurable AIDS disease. Health officials and a spokesman at the Prince Henry’s Hospital said the man died on Friday, but they would not confirm this until yesterday afternoon.
A man suffering from AIDS is believed to have died in a Melbourne hospital this weekend.
A man suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was believed to he near death in a Melbourne hospital last night.