Possibly it could if your VA hospital in Florida didn’t disinfect the water pumps used for the colonoscopy procedures.
If you’re one of the lucky patients who visited the Miami, FL Veterans Administration hospital since 2004, for colonoscopy, you might have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis through the use of a water pump which was not fully disinfected after the previous procedure.
Dial 305-575-7256 or 877-577-7256 if you have any concerns. The VA hospital staff are searching for 700 patients who have not yet been contacted regarding this possible exposure.
It would be accurate to say that the infection risk is possible, not probable, but insufficient cleaning between examination procedures is not a selling point for the VA model of socialized medicine.