On Monday the United States Air Force made a scary announcement.
They believe that up to 135 people may have been “exposed” to either HIV or hepatitis B and C over the course of eight years at an installation in Qatar — Al Udeid Air Base.
Currently, more than 11,000 service members are stationed there.
This from the Daily Beast:
From 2008 to 2016, the base’s medical center cleaned some of its equipment in “a manner inconsistent with sterilization guidelines,” the Air Force surgeon general told the Air Force Times. People exposed to those tools may have contracted HIV or two types of hepatitis, the Air Force surgeon general said. The Air Force is notifying people it believes may have contracted an illness.
Check this post for updates on this still-developing story.