Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

Australia: Defense Troops at Risk of HIV From Iraq

May 24, 2011

At the Australian Defense Force's main hospital unit in the Middle East, failure to properly sterilize surgical equipment may have exposed soldiers and contractors stationed in Iraq to blood-borne diseases including HIV and hepatitis, according to a Fairfax newspapers report. The breach occurred at the al-Minhad air base in the United Arab Emirates from February 2009 to August 2010; however, personnel were informed only last week. ADF's memo says the risk of infection is low, particularly given that force members received hepatitis vaccinations. Measures have since been put in place to prevent such errors in the future, wrote Major General P.V. Alexander, ADF's surgeon-general.

Back to other news for May 2011

Adapted from:
Australian Associated Press
05.24.2011


  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

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.
 
See Also
More News on HIV/AIDS in Australia

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Tools
 

Advertisement