Hundreds of veterans who received dental treatment at a St. Louis VA hospital in recent months received an unsettling letter from hospital officials informing them they may have been exposed to life-threatening diseases, including HIV and hepatitis. John Cochran VA Medical Center sent the letters to 1,812 veterans, telling them that the dental equipment “may not have been cleaned correctly,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. As a result, dental procedures could have put the veterans at risk of hepatitis A, hepatitis C, and HIV. The letter advises veterans to visit a VA hospital for free blood testing to screen for ... Read More
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