June 30, 2010
Missouri Veterans Possibly Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mailed 1,812 letters to veterans informing them that they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B and C, STLtoday.com reports. The possible exposures occurred during dental work at the St. Louis VA Medical Center from improperly cleaned dental equipment. The letter informs veterans they were at a low risk of infection, but the VA is nonetheless offering free tests for the viruses.
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