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The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry confirmed Tuesday that a patient contracted AIDS from a transfusion of HIV-tainted blood that had cleared the Japanese Red Cross Society’s virus-detection test.

A public testing organization has found that the HIV gene sequences of the donated blood were identical to those in the blood of the patient who received the transfusion, ministry officials said.

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