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More Than 1,000 Hospital Patients Potentially Exposed To HIV

A hospital in Indianapolis has been sued after it potentially exposed more than 1,000 patients to HIV by failing to properly sterilise surgical equipment.

Earlier this month the hospital sent letters to “a small portion of surgical patients” who could have been exposed to HIV through unclean surgical equipment.

“Goshen Health officials said the chance of infection was “extremely remote,” but the letters recommended that patients be screened for HIV, as well as hepatitis B and C. The hospital's president and chief executive officer, Randal Christophel, and its chief medical officer, Daniel Nafziger, signed the letter,” according to ‘USA Today’.

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