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December 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Swedish Medical Center tells 27 patients to get HIV tests after sterilization error

Swedish Medical Center has advised 27 patients to be tested for HIV and hepatitis after discovering equipment used in prostate procedures was not properly sterilized. Clay Holtzman, a Swedish spokesman, said the hospital discovered earlier this month that staff at the First Hill hospital had failed to douse the equipment in a sterilizing fluid between uses….

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