deaths from AIDS / Harry Michelmore / mortality estimates / Venereology Society of NSW
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome has claimed its first Australian life, a Sydney doctor confirmed last night.
The vice-president of the Venereology Society of NSW, Dr Harry Michelmore, would not name the victim, who he said died in the United States within the past few weeks. […]
Dr Michelmore said last night he believed he had another 11 possible AIDS sufferers under investigation.
“Their lives are not threatened at the moment,” he said. “My belief is that most people who catch the AIDS virus will probably survive. For every death, 10 will probably survive.”
Jun 28 1983