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11 Jun 2019

Haemophiliacs branded ‘Aids family’ after receiving contaminated blood

Health and Social Care Correspondent

A man has told the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal how four members of his family died from Aids.

Three were his haemophilia-suffering brothers and the fourth was his sister in law, infected by her husband.

Another brother who had hepatitis C later died from a stroke.

John Cornes said he and his brothers were labelled “the Aids family” by the press after one of them was accused of deliberately infecting four women.