Silversides: Blood & Stigma

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Brief history of stew newton (against homosexuals, aids), michael lynch (aids activist) Self-help: informing toronto s gay community y proposed that at least 10% of hep b vaccines be available to the gay community. The gay community and the canadian red cross society y first few months of 1983, focus on the matter of blood donations. Due to news that aids was present through blood transfusions y doctor suggested to screen hep b (as virus linked to aids not yet identifiable) very similar transmission patterns. Screening for hep b possible to screen for agent causing aids. y canadian red cross: asked homosexuals, haitians and drug users not to donate blood. The making of the aids committee y y gay community, haitians created own organizations to speak up technical stuff read it.

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