Man Ill After Getting AIDS Blood
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ One of 10 people who received blood from a man exposed to AIDS is suffering from symptoms of the disease, the American Red Cross reported today.
Six of the 10 died from medical conditions not associated with AIDS and the remaining recipients and their sex partners are being tested, said Red Cross representative Dr. Frans Peetoom.
He said a man in one of the high risk groups for AIDS donated blood on seven different occasions before screening tests were given to blood donors. His blood was later found to contain the AIDS antibody, meaning he had been exposed to the disease.
A person who received the blood in 1983 now has AIDS Related Complex, a condition less severe but having many of the same symptoms of AIDS.