Guelph Practice’s Patients Urged to Get HIV Testing

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.