British tainted blood inquiry leads to call for new Australian investigation

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
September 24 2018 - 2:30pm
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.


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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