Thousands of patients from NJ likely to be exposed to HIV.

3 month ago

According to the New Jersey Department of Health and the Saddle Brook City HealthPlus Surgery Center, more than 3,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

On Tuesday, officials asked patients who had undergone surgery at the HealthPlus surgery center between January and September of this year to get a blood test for hepatitis and HIV.

The press release provides information on where and when patients can be tested, as well as on all medical costs associated with testing.

In an informative letter, "The Health Survey of New Jersey (DOH)," says that patients with blood-borne pathogens ", should be screened in all cases.

On September 7, 2018, the DOH of New Jersey closed the center because that they were not treated.