Tuesday, 21 May 2019

More than 500 people told to get HIV tests after visiting dentist in Hertfordshire town

More than 500 people told to get HIV tests after visiting dentist in Hertfordshire town Hundreds of patients at a Hertfordshire dental surgery have been told to take HIVtests after their appointments.

The Dentality @ Hoddesdon practice sent letters to 563 patients who underwent dental scaling practice warning them about exposure “to a blood-borne virus such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV”.

Public Health England (PHE) said a dedicated phone line has been set up to help patients access further information and book a blood test. The Independent

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