There is probably little risk of the disease being transmitted through “straight sexual activity, without violence or unusual practices,” according to a visiting British expert.
Researchers in the US and France appear to have discovered a virus which they believe causes AIDS. That discovery could be the first step towards developing a cure or vaccine for AIDS.
Some laboratory monkeys in the US which spontaneously developed a disease similar to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) have provided the strongest evidence yet that AIDS is caused by a virus.
Professor Roger Dawkins believes the much-publicised link between AIDS and homosexuality has overshadowed the relevance AIDS research could have to other, more prevalent diseases.
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.
A $100,000 fund for research into acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has been established by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
The inhaling of amyl-nitrate and other nitrates popular among homosexuals has been thought to be a risk factor [for AIDS], but a study by the Centre for Communicable Diseases in Atlanta concluded these drugs are not responsible for the basic immune defects characteristic of AIDS.
Abundant evidence showed that disruptive relationships in human lives work a potent factor in causing disease, Professor Herbert Weiner said yesterday. He said he was not surprised that homosexuals were the victims of the immune deficiency disease AIDS.
The same virus that causes mononucleosis has been linked with a rare kind of brain cancer that has shown up among victims of AIDS.
Gay men in the US are making their own decisions about how to conduct their sex-lives in the face of the AIDS crisis, despite the ongoing political controversy among the gay leadership as to what recommendations they ought to be making.