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Hundreds of Victoria hotel quarantine guests must be screened for HIV over blood testing contamination fears – The Guardian

Authorities reveal blood glucose test devices were incorrectly used on 243 people, necessitating screenings for blood-borne diseases




More than 200 people who went through hotel quarantine in Victoria must be screened for HIV amid fears of cross-contamination from incorrect usage of blood glucose test devices.
Several such devices were used on multiple people in quarantine between 29 March and 20 August, necessitating screenings for blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis B and C and HIV.
These monitors, which take a small sample of blood from a fingertip, are intended for repeated use by only one person. While the needle is …

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