§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been infected by the AIDS virus through the infusion of whole blood or platelets.
§ Mr. Ashley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people, other than haemophiliacs, are known to have been infected with the HIV virus through national health service blood transfusions; if he will categorise them according to the nature of their requirement for a blood transfusion; how many have developed AIDS; and how many have died.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Up to 31 December 1990, the total number of reports in the United Kingdom of recipients of blood transfusions infected with HIV is 135. This includes persons known to have been transfused in the United Kingdom, those transfused abroad and those where the place of transfusion is unknown.
The number known to have been transfused in the United Kingdom is 49. The number reported with AIDS is 28 of whom 20 are known to have died.
The information is not available centrally to categories the HIV-infected recipients by the nature of their requirement for blood transfusion.