Published in Blood Weekly, March 4th, 1996
"I am truly sorry," Naoto Kan told HIV carriers and AIDS patients' parents, some of them carrying their dead children's bones.
Patients have long demanded a government apology, saying officials knew as early as 1983 that transfusions of untested blood posed an AIDS risk but didn't approve testing the blood until 1985.
About 2,000 people, mostly hemophiliacs, were infected with HIV, and activists say more than 400 have died.
In a meeting with...
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