Britain’s Cameron apologizes over infected blood in 70s, 80s

Britain's Prime Minister Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in LondonBritish Prime Minister David Cameron apologized on Wednesday to thousands of people who were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being treated for unrelated conditions with contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s. Many of those infected were hemophiliacs, or people who required blood transfusions in emergency situations. The blood treatments were provided by the state-run National Health Service (NHS). Cameron was asked about the issue in parliament on Wednesday, at the same time as a public inquiry into HIV and Hepatitis C infections through NHS blood treatments in Scotland published its findings after seven years of work on the issue.

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