Aids child dies

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The Independent Online
WELLINGTON - Eve van Grafhorst, who was forced to flee her home in Australia as a toddler when neighbours discovered she had Aids, died in her adopted New Zealand at the age of 11. Eve contracted the disease when she received infected blood from a transfusion, after being born prematurely near Sydney in 1982. When she was three, neighbours forced Eve out of the local kindergarten. Australian state health authorities tried unsuccessfully to convince them there was no cause for alarm. Eve's mother fled to her native New Zealand in 1986. Reuter