ABC TV news segment on suspected AIDS-infected blood transfusions.
Health authorities may have to wait for between two and three weeks for the results of AIDS blood samples.
TWO more people, a young man and a young woman, may have caught the deadly AIDS virus from transfusions of infected blood.
Federal health authorities believe they have found all the people who could have been contaminated by blood taken from an AIDS-carrying donor.
Twenty-eight haemophiliac children in Queensland have been injected with serum contaminated with AIDS. The serum was made from the blood of a Sydney homosexual man.
PEOPLE in at least two States have received blood transfusions infected with the deadly AIDS…
The headline of the New York Times issue dates August 8, 1982, read: MYSTERY ILLNESS AFFLICTS HOMOSEXUAL MEN, DEATH RATE NOW 40%. The tag “mystery disease” did not last very long.
Blood transfusions appear to cause about one per cent of all AIDS cases reported so far, but the chances of getting the deadly disease from blood after an operation or accident are tiny, researchers say.
America’s leading blood banks are preparing to issue their strongest statement to date linking transfusions with AIDS.