Nearly 600 VA dental patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

December 7, 2016


Nearly 600 dental patients at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis B and C, CNN reported Friday.

A dentist at the Tomah VA Medical Center violated VA rules by reusing old medical equipment instead of using sterilized, disposable instruments, according to officials.
“It was purposeful that he was violating VA regulations,” Victoria Brahm, the acting director of the medical center, told reporters earlier this week.

“During all of the orientation, he used our equipment. He used it appropriately, so it was very purposeful from what we found in our investigation that he knew exactly what he was doing, and preferred to use his own equipment against procedure.”

An assistant reportedly blew the whistle on the rules violations.

The VA is offering the 592 patients free blood testing to determine if they were infected with the viruses, and the results are expected to be returned in two to three weeks.

  • Rodney Steward

    They want anyone that knows anything about a weapon dead, it’ll make their game plan much easier to achieve, and is why they are so determined to diagnose somethings wrong with the Vets coming home from the sand lands! They’re medicating them to death!

    • Jo Ann Kowalski

      Why don’t all congress n senate go to these doctors. What is suppose to be good for our vets should be for all of washington lowlifes

      • Rodney Steward

        I totally agree, if they had to, the V.A. would be straightened out right quick!!

  • Ken says

    Why does it take the VA up to 3 weeks to get results? I understand that the Health Clinics across the country are providing results in hours – also read there are test available at the drugstore you can do at home. Only at OUR VA does it become watch building instead of telling you what time it is.

    • ABO

      The answer to your question, Ken says is that the VA is run by government bureaucrats not normal human beings.

      • Ken says

        That is the point I was making with a smile – good old paper pushers and time wasters. We are long overdue some accountability and results from all OUR Government Employees on the payroll.

        • ABO

          Damn straight!

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  • CharlieSeattle

    Close the VA.
    Make Vets priority #1, first in line, wherever they wish to go!


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