A FORMER haemophiliac is calling on the Government to leave no stone unturned to find those who could have HIV after contracting it in the blood "disaster" more than 20 years ago.

The independent inquiry into how thousands of people were exposed to HIV and Hepatitis C during NHS treatment heard how there could still be people who do not know they were infected.

David Fielding, who contracted Hepatitis C following this treatment, is now demanding everything is done to find and counsel those who could be contaminated with either of the two deadly illnesses.

Mr Fielding, who lost his brother Brian, also a haemophiliac in 1990 to HIV because of the treatment, said: "As far as I'm concerned there hasn't been enough done to find those who unknowingly have HIV, and who are now unknowingly passing it on.

"The Government should be trawling the records and leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding, or giving adequate counselling, to those who could be infected. It's negligent to not be doing this."

Mr Fielding, aged 51 of Darley Avenue, Farnworth, was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1990.

He was just days from death when he received a liver transplant, which also cured his haemophilia, in 1998.