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Okay, I sit here and still wonder what the real facts are, not opinions. The reason I am asking about this is because I am confused. I had a colonoscopy last year at Miami VAMC and was never notified by letter or phone about the possibility of contracting hep c, b or hiv. I have had discussions with a lot of people and they are telling me, you were only notified if you had a colonoscopy with the specific unsterile equipment within certain groups. At least this is what is being spread around the veteran community at the VAMC. I learned about the unsterile equipment through hadit on VA.org. I went for the lab workup and recieved the negative results two days later, after they told me it takes two weeks. Needless to say I am confused on who should have been notified and who was not. From what I have been reading I believe there is some misinformation going on. I would factually like to know what the real story is.


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Get the notes from the procedure and read them. The machine should be identified there on the notes. This will be kind of like a time out before a procedure.

Then Ask the VA to provide you the info on the suspected machine and compare them.

Do this using a very low profile because if they mis- informed you they are liable.


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