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San Francisco hospital asks recent patients to get tested for HIV
San Ramon Express

Anyone who was a patient recently at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco may want to get tested for HIV and other infectious diseases after hospital officials learned some equipment was improperly sterilized.

Instruments, used to examine the lungs and digestive tract, were washed by hand and processed through a decontaminator reaching temperatures of more than 200 degrees, hospital spokesman Dean Fryer said Friday.