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Media ID   0212b-B    

   

News items on proposed AIDS testing in New Zealand (1985)


Unique ID

1126779657-87

Speakers

Ron Law, Michael Bassett, Ruth Cordell, Bill Logan

Related media

0212-B

Details

Source tape

     

0212-B

Date

     

1985

Source

     

National Programme

Copyright

     

National Programme

Recorded by

     

Phil Parkinson

Deposited by

     

(Old LGRRC cassette)

Comments

Sound quality – recorded off the radio. This is the last eight minutes of side B which contain news items on proposed AIDS testing in New Zealand. Refer also to 0212-B

Disclaimer

This summary gives general themes as to the content of this recording. It is not a verbatim transcript. Always refer back to the original audio. This is a working document and any amendments/corrections are welcome.



Summary

 

News items on proposed AIDS testing in New Zealand (1985)

 

01:00

Laboratory workers are threatening to ban the introduction of testing for AIDS unless they get adequate protection..

 

01:20

Ron Law – ventilation in laboratories

 

02:10

Michael Bassett – right now we have none of this going at all.. this is going to provide protection for the blood banks.. this country will be right up front with the best technology in the world.. only ten notified cases in New Zealand..

 

03:40

six month supply.. development of diagnostic kits is rapid

 

04:10

Ruth Cordell – we want to get a test that will pick up carriers who are infectious

 

04:30

Antibodies and virus.. vaccine.. so far too little is known..

 

06:50

Bill Logan – the problem is it’s so unlike anything doctors have had to deal with.. the lack of symptoms.. terminal illness.. the sexual connections of the condition.. AIDS modern day witch craft.. family pressures..

 


   



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