Tom Roper

Roper to meet on AIDS

The State Health Minister, Mr Roper, is likely soon to meet representatives of the Victorian AIDS action committee. The committee has criticised the Minister for failing to meet it.

October 4th,1983 1983, Herald (Melbourne)

AIDS fear cuts blood donations

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.

July 21st,1983 1983, Herald (Melbourne)

Victim may help AIDS investigation

Medical authorities hope to freeze some of the body tissue of a 43-year-old man who died at Prince Henry’s Hospital on Friday with suspected AIDS. Identified only as Milton, the man is believed to be the first person in Australia to have died with Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome. He had been a patient at the hospital for several weeks.

July 11th,1983 1983, Canberra Times, Sun (Melbourne), Sydney Morning Herald

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