British tainted blood inquiry leads to call for new Australian investigation

Ian Kirkwood
September 25 2018 - 12:30am
 Transfusion victim Jay Franklin
Transfusion victim Jay Franklin

FOR most people who acquire viral infections such as HIV or Hepatitis C, their conditions are a consequence of the risks they have taken. For HIV – in Australia, at least – the primary risk is unprotected male-to-male sex. For Hepatitis C, it’s injecting drug use with dirty needles.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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