stigma

AIDS warning

The Sydney Star advises its readers not to let others know they are participating in the AIDS study being conducted.

February 24th,1984 1984, Sydney Star

AIDS scare kills off Haiti’s tourist industry

Two years ago, many of Haiti’s low-paid workers were still building and staffing new luxury hotels and nightclubs, evidence of the widening circle of Americans drawn to the conviviality, art and grace of the local people. But since the middle of 1982, when American authorities linked Haiti with AIDS, the tourist industry has collapsed.

December 17th,1983 1983, Sydney Morning Herald

‘Gays are always thought of as dirty’

“We were starting to be treated like ordinary human beings. People were finally realising that apart from our sexual preference, we’re just like everyone else. I now find an incredible number of mis-informed straight people who feel that by social contact with me they could get AIDS…”

September 3rd,1983 1983, The Age

AIDS sets the clock back for homosexuals

There have been two definite cases of AIDS diagnosed in Australia — both contracted overseas — and one or two possible cases. Yet such is the fascination with the syndrome that it has become the new buzz-word in Australian society.

September 3rd,1983 The Age

Epidemic of fear

First, if you lead a normal sex life, either heterosexual or homosexual, AIDS is probably no threat to you. Only the very promiscuous seem afflicted, apart from those one-in-ten-million chances we all run in our day-to-day lives.

July 16th,1983 1983, Herald (Melbourne)

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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