Disease in the age of desire

In Australia, AIDS is an epidemic in search of victims — only two cases have been confirmed. But it has nevertheless triggered an internecine medical war over research funds, enriched a few GPs smart enough to cash in on the hysteria, and led to the establishment of a plethora of emergency assistance groups. In the US the epidemic is very real, though reports about it are often far-fetched. JONATHON LIEBERSON provides the most balanced account yet of the risks and realities of the mystery killer. — The National Times (reprinted from the New York Review of Books), 26 August 1983 (Page 1Page 2).

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