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David Cooper interviewed by Stewart Harris for the Australian response to AIDS oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2170404
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Cooper, David A. (David Albert), 1949-2018, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1993 Sept. 22-Oct. 20 
3 tape reels (ca. 101 min.) ; 7 in. 
Series

Australian response to AIDS oral history project.

Summary

Professor David Cooper, Director HIV Medicine Unit, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, reflects on his experiences in AIDS research, including his medical background & interest in immunology; first awareness of AIDS as a disease; AIDS & Aborigines; health worker risk; early HIV antibody tests; gay cohort study; confidentiality; testing issue; AZT treatment; Albion Street Centre; AIDS research funding; blood supply; HIV epidemiology, NSW; needle exchange; prospects for HIV vaccine; AIDS & Africa; drug economics; Blewett; AIDS bureaucracy; NACAIDS; AIDS Task Force; Grim Reaper campaign; AIDS & Asia; and comments on the contributions of other individuals in the Australian response to AIDS.

Notes

Part of a project undertaken jointly by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and the National Library of Australia focussing on the social and political response in Australia to AIDS.

Recorded in Sydney, N.S.W. on 22 September and 20 October 1993.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-213090291

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 24 leaves) available. 
Subjects Cooper, David A. (David Albert), 1949-2018 -- Interviews.  |  St. Vincent's Hospital (Sydney, N.S.W.). HIV Medicine Unit -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Immunologists -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Interviews.  |  AIDS (Disease) -- Research -- New South Wales -- Sydney.  |  HIV infections -- Australia -- Prevention.  |  AIDS (Disease) -- Government policy -- Australia.  |  HIV infections -- Social aspects.
Other authors/contributors Harris, Stewart, 1922-1994, Interviewer  |  National Library of Australia  |  Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

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