A total of 286 of those affected are still at the university, so work has also been carried out to track down former students also involved, along with their GP.
They have since been reported to the "appropriate regulatory body" and been suspended pending further investigation. No more details have been released about them.
'Appalling' that 606 past and present University of Derby students face HIV risk
He said: "It's unacceptable that these students are in this position because these procedures are actually meant to keep them safe before going into their placements.
The university said affected students were on seven different courses MA Art Therapy; MA Drama Therapy; MSc Occupational Therapy; BSc Occupational Therapy; BSc Diagnostic Radiography; BSc Nursing adult and mental health; and Adv Dip in Nurse Studies.
Health experts said the risk was low but university vice chancellor Sir John Coyne said he was The investigation is looking into concerns that "errors" and "incorrect clinical procedures" were carried out during the eight year period.
"I don't think anyone can comprehend the degree of anxiety this could cause our students and that's why we want to get everyone to see their GP as quickly as possible.
Dr Doug Black, medical director for NHS England Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, said: "It is understood that, while syringe needles were always changed between patients, the syringe barrels to which the needles attach were being reused in the administration of vaccinations.
Alix Brookes, a 24 year old nurse, said: disgusted Nike Shoes 2017 Release Dates because this university taught me to follow correct policies and procedures but their own staff did not.
Those investigating the case have also set up a confidential advice line for students which they say can be accessed seven days a week.
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Health experts said it was important to stress the risk was "extremely low" and the offer of blood tests was a "precautionary measure".
But reacting quickly has not stopped her facing a daunting wait for news, as she will not find out the results of her blood test until the end of the week.
"Blood tests and vaccinations are very often carried out on a one to one basis but this came to light because, on one Nike Shoes Ladies Black
"I feel really angry," said Alix. "Most of the stuff I had done blood test wise was near the start of my course. That was six years ago. Why are we only being told now?"
And Prof John Coyne, vice chancellor of the university, said it was "appalling" students may have been put at risk.
"This also occurred during blood taking, where a single use holder for a blood collection tube was reused but needles changed.
"It's profoundly disappointing because we did everything very assiduously when it came to contracting this service and we feel we have been let down."
"I'm disgusted because this university told me to follow correct policies and procedures but their own staff did not, putting myself and other former students at risk," she said.
occasion, there was a co worker present and they observed potentially unsafe practice.
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Alix, who is from Derby but now works at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, said she would be going for screening.
"They raised concerns about it and we ceased the procedures of this healthcare worker immediately.
"It's just so disappointing getting this news now."
The investigation being carried out by national health bodies NHS England and Public Health England, along with university was prompted over concerns a healthcare worker was using the same syringe barrels during vaccinations.
Another former nursing student at the university booked an appointment with her GP the same day she received her letter.
They are two of 606 past and present students of the University of Derby who have received a letter asking them to go to their GP or a hospital for a blood test.
The university said the healthcare worker was contracted to work within the university's occupational health centre from September 2005.
Students on these programmes are required to go through health screening and get vaccinations ahead of work placements in hospitals and health centres, among other places.
Over the past six months, it has involved examining health records at the university since 2005 to determine who might have been affected.
it as It is understood a healthcare worker contracted from outside the university incorrectly reused syringe barrels.
"If there's anything to say about this, it's how disgusting it is and it's poor it has taken so many years to highlight this," said the student, who asked not to be named.
It is part of an investigation into possible with vaccinations and blood tests which were given to students between 2005 and October 2013 which may have put them at risk of infection from viruses such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
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