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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Nothing but the best for our veterans (effin' VA)

VA: 3 patients HIV-positive after clinic mistakes

By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press Writer Bill Poovey, Associated Press Writer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Department of Veterans Affairs says three patients exposed to contaminated medical equipment have now tested positive for HIV.

The VA said Friday initial tests show one patient each from its Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Augusta, Ga.; and Miami medical facilities has the virus that causes AIDS.

The cases include one previously reported at an unidentified facility.

The patients are among thousands getting tested because they were treated with endoscopic equipment that wasn't properly sterilized and exposed them to the body fluids of others.

The VA also said there have been six positive tests for the hepatitis B virus and 19 positive tests for hepatitis C at the three locations.

The agency says there's no way to prove patients contracted the illnesses at its facilities.

Bastards. The VA is a slap in the face to all who've ever, do now or will risk their lives defending this country.
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Welcome to socialized fucking medicine.

Our troops deserve better than this bullshit.
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Our country deserves better than this bullshit.
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And my doctor wonders why I inspect anything that touches me first. I've gotten hell over it, but I blame it on PTSD and they let it go.
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