Hospital suggests HIV tests to 27 patients

December 22, 2013 9:01 PM

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SEATTLE — A Seattle hospital is advising 27 patients to undergo HIV and hepatitis testing after finding that some equipment was not properly sterilized.

The Seattle Times reports ( that Swedish Medical Center believes the risk of infection is extremely low. Swedish spokesman Clay Holtzman says staff members followed three of four sterilization steps with the equipment used in prostate procedures.

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