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Guelph Practice’s Patients Urged to Get HIV Testing

July 4, 2017
by CTVNews.ca Staff

Patients at a Guelph dental practice are being urged to get tested for HIV and other serious infections over concerns some dental instruments at the clinic were not being sterilized properly.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced Friday that they were sending letters to those who were patients of Guelph Dental Associates between Jan. 21, 2015 and June 21, 2017.

Officials say there is a low risk that those patients may have been infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV because of poor instrument sterilization but are still encouraging patients to get tested.

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A similar incident happened in Burlington recently – read more here.

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2 Comments » for Guelph Practice’s Patients Urged to Get HIV Testing
  1. Ron Brierley says:

    Problem is: no one has disclosed EXACTLY what infection control protocol was breached. Was it a blatant error or omission of protocol, or was it a less conspicuous error, such as not realizing a sterilizer was coming up to temperature or something?

  2. Guelph Fence says:

    This should never have happened. There should be specific sterilization protocol that should happen EACH and EVERY time. Disappointing, to say the least, and potentially detrimental to the patients affected.

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