Germans rush for Aids tests

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Demand for Aids tests rose steeply in Germany yesterday while officials argued over when a company, accused of selling blood products without proper tests for HIV, could have been stopped, AP reports from Berlin.

Greece, Saudi Arabia and Austria were yesterday joined by Switzerland and Sweden as known buyers from UB Plasma in Koblenz. In Romania, a pharmaceutical company said it had shipped 1,545 litres of untested plasma in May to the German company.