An Interview with One of the First Australian Doctors to Fight Back Against AIDS

Suzanne Crowe and Ian Gust, the head lab technician, in 1989. Images supplied

Earlier this year VICE profiled the progress made in battling HIV with a drug called Truvada. When taken daily, Truvada is 99 percent effective in preventing HIV negative people from contracting the virus. It isn't a cure, but it is miles from where we were in the early 1980s.

It is difficult to comprehend the fear that HIV/AIDS spurred when the virus first appeared in 1981. Nor is it easy to appreciate...

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