News tagged with body fluids

Congressional panel to analyze VA hospital mishaps

(AP) -- A congressional panel will question Department of Veterans Affairs officials about mistakes that put patients at risk of possible exposure to HIV and other infectious body fluids at three VA hospitals.

dateMay 31, 2009 in Health
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Miami VA: Steps taken to prevent contamination

(AP) -- The top Veterans Affairs official in Miami said Tuesday she has taken steps locally to prevent the kind of problems that exposed patients to contaminated medical equipment at VA hospitals in three states.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Other
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Doctor: HIV infections will never be traced to VA

(AP) -- Former patients who tested positive for HIV or hepatitis will not be able to show they were infected by tainted equipment at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, a top doctor for the agency said Friday.

dateMay 10, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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VA: 5th HIV case linked to unsterile equipment

(AP) -- A fifth patient has tested positive for HIV, and seven more tested positive for hepatitis after being exposed to contaminated medical equipment at three Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, the agency said Friday.

dateMay 03, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Magnitude of dirty VA hospital equipment unknown

(AP) -- Thousands of veterans were at first shocked to learn they should get blood tests for HIV and hepatitis because three hospitals might have treated them with unsterile equipment. Now, just a couple of months after ...

dateApr 25, 2009 in Other
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