Former surgical tech tests positive for HIV, might have exposed patients
DENVER -- Former Swedish Medical Center surgical technician Rocky Allen has tested positive for HIV, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday. The blood tests were released with Allen's consent. Allen is accused of changing syringes and putting thousands of patients at risk. He pleaded not guilty in February. He worked at Swedish from August 2015 to January 2016 and is accused of diverting the painkiller fentanyl from the facility.