A patient went for dental work at a health clinic. He left with HIV, Texas lawsuit says

A patient was infected with HIV and two others contracted hepatitis C because of poor sanitation and sterilization at a public health clinic in Texas, a lawsuit says.

The patients went to clinics operated by the Galveston County Health District for dental procedures and later tested positive for the diseases, according to the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Galveston County is just south of Houston.

In 2018, officials announced up to 9,500 dental patients could have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after inspectors found poor sanitation and sterilization at the Coastal Health & Wellness clinics operated by the health district, the Galveston County Daily News reported.

Source: A patient went for dental work at a health clinic. He left with HIV, Texas lawsuit says / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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