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VA Reports 4th HIV Case Since Dirty Equipment Used

April 29, 2009

A fourth person who was exposed to unsanitary endoscopy equipment at VA hospitals has tested positive for HIV, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday. The department is investigating problems related to equipment-cleaning procedures at its hospitals in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Augusta, Ga. and Miami. In addition to the four HIV cases -- two in Miami, and one each in Murfreesboro and Augusta -- the investigation has found 20 cases of hepatitis C. The VA said it does not yet know whether any of the cases are related to its treatment; it has warned nearly 11,000 veterans who received care at the three facilities to seek blood tests.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
04.24.2009; Bill Poovey

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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