TWO more people, a young man and a young woman, may have caught the deadly AIDS virus from transfusions of infected blood.
THREE young men have died of the deadly AIDS disease in Sydney, it was revealed…
The Federal Government has granted $80,000 to set up a joint Melbourne-Sydney medical group to research AIDS.
The chief of medicine at Fairfield Hospital, Dr Ron Lucas, is so convinced that AIDS cannot be acquired by taking the hepatitis B vaccine that he is taking it himself.
America’s leading blood banks are preparing to issue their strongest statement to date linking transfusions with AIDS.
A private foundation will finance a three-year study on the use of the drug Interferon to treat AIDS in homosexual men.
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.
The NSW Government has given $84,000 to Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital to fund a research project into AIDS. The Minister for Health, Mr Brereton, said the main aim of the project was to determine whether there were AIDS carriers in Sydney’s homosexual community.
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.
Sun-Herald, 3 July 1983: Probably fewer than 20 men in NSW are suffering from the…