1983-CDC Determines that AIDS is Spread Through Infected Blood

[glossary_exclude]Title: Prevention of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): Report of Inter-Agency RecommendationsDate: March 4, 1983Source: Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ReportSince June 1981, over 1,200 cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) have been reported to CDC from 34 states, the District of Columbia, and 15 countries. Reported cases of AIDS include persons with Kaposi’s sarcoma […]

1989- COTT and the HIV/Peer Association Formed

In the late 1980s, many in the hemophilia community felt they were not getting the answers they sought. The Committee of Ten Thousand (COTT) and the Hemophilia-HIV/Peer Association were formed to demand more information and transparency while holding accountable those who allowed the HIV/AIDS epidemic to spread so widely through the community. Below is a […]

1985- Product Recalls Continue, Remain Cumbersome

December 13, 1985 AIDS UPDATE Medical Bulletin #34 Chapter Advisory #39 Factor IX Product Withdrawal Announced  On Friday, November 29, 1985, Hyland Therapeutics Division of Travenol Laboratories, Inc., initiated a voluntary market withdrawal of one lot of Factor IX Complex, PROPLEX (not heat treated) in the United States. The Withdrawal was based on identification of […]

1986- Thanks In Part to Media Attention, Ryan White Returns to School

Title: Media Credited in Return to School of Teen with AIDSBy: Associated PressDate: October 12, 1986Source: Indianapolis StarNews coverage of the battle by young AIDS victim Ryan White to return to school educated the public about the disease but sometimes sensationalized the story.  Ryan’s mother and his former principal said Saturday.“I truly believe the coverage that was given […]

1984: AIDS Continues to Spread Through the Hemophilia Community

Title: Update: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Persons with Hemophilia Date: October 26, 1984Source: Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ReportReports of hemophilia-associated acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the United States were first published in July 1982 (1). Since then, the number of U.S. patients with underlying coagulation disorders who develop AIDS has increased each year. In […]

1985- Ryan White Banned From School Because of AIDS

Title: School bars door to youth with AIDS By: Christopher M. MacNeil Date: August 31, 1985Source: Kokomo TribuneThe mother of a local 13-year-old AIDS patient who has been barred from attending classes at Western Middle School today accused the school administration of “running around a problem they thought they wouldn’t have to deal with”Jeanne E. White, whose son, Ryan, […]

1983- Cutter Recalls Several Infected Lots of Factor

October 31, 1983 URGENT DRUG RECALLRE:          Konyne® Factor IX Complex (Human) Lot Product Code NC 9117 620-20 Koāte® Antihemophillic Factor (Human) Lot Product Code Lot Product Code Lot Product Code NC 8458 650-30 NC 8460 650-30 NC8461 650-30 NC 8462 650-70 NC 8470 650-30 NC 8474 650-30 NC 8475 650-20 NC 8476 650-20 NC […]

1983- NHF Encourages the Use of Factor Despite Risks

Note: The following is a medical bulletin received by the Delaware Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation in 1983 regarding the use of factor in the face of the AIDS epidemic. In transcribing the article, we’ve attempted to retain the source document’s formatting. To see the source document as it was sent, please look below […]

1982-AIDS Discovered Among Patients with Hemophilia

Title: Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia among Persons with Hemophilia ADate: July 16, 1982Source: Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ReportCDC recently received reports of three cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia among patients with hemophilia A and without other underlying disease. Two have died; one remains critically ill. All three were heterosexual males; none had […]