Act now on AIDS

“Our political scene is too tangled with booby lobbyists and image cultists, etc. to cope with a situation for which legislation has existed since the time of the plague – isolation, quarantine, restricted movement, compulsory notification of contact and legal detention while dangerous to others. In such emergencies, discrimination laws come second and seem comic.” — letter from Dr Howard Whitaker to The Australian, 30 June 1983.

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Australia's response to the AIDS epidemic, in real time, 30 years on.
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