Health authorities may have to wait for between two and three weeks for the results of AIDS blood samples.
TWO more people, a young man and a young woman, may have caught the deadly AIDS virus from transfusions of infected blood.
Federal health authorities believe they have found all the people who could have been contaminated by blood taken from an AIDS-carrying donor.
Twenty-eight haemophiliac children in Queensland have been injected with serum contaminated with AIDS. The serum was made from the blood of a Sydney homosexual man.
PEOPLE in at least two States have received blood transfusions infected with the deadly AIDS…
There is no form to sign at the Red Cross Blood Bank which states whether or not a donor is homosexual.
The Victorian AIDS Action Committee (VAAC) was established at a public meeting in Melbourne on 12 July. Over seventy people attended the meeting at the Laird O’Cockpen Hotel, to which all gay groups in Victoria had been invited.
Reserves of blood are critically low — and officials believe it may be because of public fear over AIDS. “The Red Cross Blood Bank would like to reassure the public that there is no risk whatever of contracting AIDS in attending the Blood Bank or giving blood,” said the director of the service.
“There is no doubt that the deliberate creation of public fear and the spread of false information is going on, and that AIDS is being used to attack gay people and gay rights in Australia.”
Courier-Mail, 30 June 1983: A MAJOR announcement about guidelines drawn up to combat Acquired Immune…