St Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney)

Bone marrow transplants may help AIDS victims

BONE marrow transplants will soon be used as a method of treating severe cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), a Sydney doctor predicts.

Dr David Cooper, of the Department of Immunology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, has just returned from US studies of immunology and AIDS. At a public forum on the syndrome in Sydney on Monday night, he said bone marrow transplants were a possibility for treating severe cases of the syndrome.

But Dr Cooper predicted that even if the agent responsible for AIDS were discovered, it would still not solve patients’ problems.

August 17th,1983 1983, Australian

Minister favors funding

A deputation from the AIDS Action Committee (AAC) to the NSW Health Minister, Laurie Brereton, received a favourable hearing and resulted in a promised re-organisation of Health Department committee structures and funding for a field worker to undertake “contract tracing” of possible AIDS cases.

July 13th,1983 1983, Campaign Australia

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