3,700+ patients at risk of HIV, hepatitis B and C exposure in New Jersey

The New Jersey health department recommended 3,778 past patients of Saddle Brook, N.J.-based HealthPlus Surgery Center get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to Reuters.

Patients who had surgery at HealthPlus Surgery Center between January 1, 2018 and September 7, 2018 were potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens or infections due to improper sterilization of instruments and medication injections. So far no illnesses have been reported, the health department told Reuters.

The surgery center will pay all costs for testing.

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