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Michigan: Health Department Imposter Giving HIV Info

September 21, 2010

The Kent County Health Department is warning that someone impersonating a KCHD employee has been calling residents at random and providing false and misleading information about their HIV status. At least six such calls have been reported, KCHD said in a statement. "All of the staff at the Health Department takes patient confidentiality very seriously," said Cathy Raevsky, administrative health officer. "Health Department staff would never call a client and provide their HIV status over the phone. We have several safety checks in place to ensure that the correct HIV information is provided to our clients." Anyone who has received such a call is urged to telephone KCHD, 616-632-7171, and their local police. For information on free HIV testing, telephone 616-632-7171.

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Adapted from: (Grand Rapids)

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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