Infected blood scandal: government knew of contaminated plasma ‘long before it admitted it’ – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2021 in AIDS, blood products, government departments, inquiries, news by sally

‘A minister privately expressed concerns that Aids was being transmitted by contaminated blood products while the government publicly insisted there was no “conclusive evidence”, newly uncovered documents from 1983 show.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2021


Alan Mason from Kendal jailed for passing on HIV virus – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2014 in AIDS, grievous bodily harm, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Cumbrian man who is HIV positive has been jailed for knowingly infecting his former partner with the virus.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2014


Unlawful to refuse support for Portuguese with AIDS – Nearly Legal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 16th, 2012 in AIDS, community care, health, judicial review, news by tracey

“De Almeida, R (on the application of) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2012] EWHC 1082 (Admin).This was a judicial review of RBK&C’s refusal to provide support under s.21 and s.29 National Assistance Act 1948 and indeed to carry out an assessment under s.47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th May 2012



Asylum seeker launches Aids test case – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2007 in AIDS, asylum, human rights, news by sally

“An asylum seeker with Aids who claims it would amount to inhuman or degrading treatment to send her home to Uganda will take a test case to the 17-judge grand chamber of the European court of human rights in Strasbourg today.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2007