November 4, 1984: the media reports that 70%–90% of hemophiliacs are infected with AIDS

November 5, 1983: NHF issues Medical Bulletin #17 and Chapter Advisory #22 in response to misleading information

58 Cases of AIDS in hemophiliacs; 32 have died

The presence of antibodies for HTLV-III/LAV does not suggest a diagnosis of AIDS


FDA licenses three manufacturers for heat-treated Factor IX (1984)

December 11, 1984: NHF issues ''sensitive" Medical Bulletin (#19) that includes a list of AIDS cases among hemophiliacs; 58 cases are listed.

Not known whether heat changes effectiveness for patients with inhibitors


Treaters should strongly consider changing to heat-treated products; studies are under way to determine efficacy for hepatitis


December 12, 1984: NHF issues Medical Bulletin #18 and Chapter Advisory #23




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