Read Haemophiliac tells Infected Blood Inquiry how brothers were branded ‘AIDS family’ latest on ITV News. All the Health newsA man who lost three of his haemophilia-suffering brothers to HIV after they were given infected blood products as part of their treatment has told an inquiry how he and his loved ones were vilified and branded the "AIDS family". John Cornes likened the abuse that he and his siblings endured to the treatment the Irish received in the aftermath of the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974, explaining how the grave of one brother was defaced by vandals. On Tuesday, he told the Infected Blood Inquiry that he was one of six brothers to suffer from haemophilia. Mr Cornes, of Kings Heath, Birmingham, explained how he remembered being treated with the frozen blood product cryoprecipitate as well as Factor VIII blood-clotting products in the 1970s. When asked what information he was given about treatments by doctors, Mr Cornes, who started attending the city's Queen Elizabeth Hospital at the age of 15, said: "We weren't given none. "We didn't ask the question. "They didn't come forward with the possibilities of how it could affect us in the future."
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