Aids exhibition ignores blood health warning

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An artist who has created an AIDS exhibition has refused to comply with official health advice to encase test-tubes of blood. Tony Kaye, who is also a prominent advertising director, said putting the phials of of HIV infected blood in a glass case would compromise his work, Don't Be Scared, on show in London.

On the first day of the exhibition, one man who has had full-blown AIDS for three years publicly gave blood. A phial of this blood has put been on display. But Camden and Islington Health Authority requested the blood be encased in glass. Organisers initially complied, but Mr Kaye insisted they take the glass case off. The health authority has no powers to enforce its advice.

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