VA patient tests positive for HIV after mistakes

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Veterans Affairs department says a patient has tested positive for HIV after being exposed to contaminated equipment at a medical facility.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Veterans Affairs department says a patient has tested positive for HIV after being exposed to contaminated equipment at a medical facility.

The VA reported previously that hepatitis has been found in 16 patients. But the agency says there is no way to prove the patients contracted the illnesses because of treatment at their facilities.

More than 10,000 veterans have been warned to get blood tests because they could have been exposed to contamination at facilities in Tennessee, Georgia and Miami.

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