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Cases Where Hiv Patients Privacy Was Violated

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hawaii: HIV Case -- Medical Privacy Violator Gets One Year

On Tuesday, Circuit Judge Randal Lee sentenced a woman to one year in prison for posting online the medical records of a person with HIV/AIDS. Rhonda Wong-Fernandez, 22, was also given five years of probation and 200 hours of community service. In... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: ActionAIDS Sued for Privacy Violation

On Oct. 20, a three-member arbitration panel was scheduled to hear a privacy rights case against the largest AIDS service provider in the state. An HIV-positive woman is suing ActionAIDS, claiming her privacy rights were violated when a receptionist... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Bill Requiring Physicians, Laboratories to Report Names of New HIV Cases Worth Privacy Risks, Editorial Says

A California Senate bill (SB 945 ) that would require physicians and laboratories in the state to report to county health officials the names of all people newly diagnosed with HIV carries some patient privacy risks, but the "higher risk lies in not... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Violation of my privacy in medical records

I have a situation in which my insurance company sent medical records to a third party without my consent. Am I entitled to sue for restitution/damages and if so, where can I find guidelines for amounts?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Before you leap into lawyerville, contact the HIPAA compliance officer at the insurance company and file a complaint. Can you prove that this happened? It's a serious violation of confidentiality and the fine for doing it is stiff. Suing may... Read more »

Pharmacist Violated my privacy

My daughter's ex in-laws whom are pharmacists where I use to get my meds, ( the pharmacy keeps records on their computors indefinatly) I'm about 80% sure they showed her on their computer as they have home access to files ,... theyve...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
If I understand your question: your pharmacist shared information on your diagnosis with your daughter, who apparently has made it through the last 25 years without understanding how HIV is transmitted, and she now refuses you access to your... Read more »

Violation of Privacy

Hello,I have been working for my employer for 7 years and I recently was offered a different position and I accepted. In my old position I was supervisor with 6 direct reports. I have recently been informed by one of my old subornates that my old...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Is there an HIV angle to this question somehow? We're not a legal advice site, and the three of us in this forum aren't lawyers. Please redirect your question to an attorney. Thanks.... Read more »


I have currently been with the same employeer for approx. 3 years now and have been coverd under their insurance until recently they decided to change insurance companies. Now, I had to fill out a new form to get the new insurance as every employee...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Please keep in mind that none of us on this site is a lawyer. From what you've written, I think you need to be talking to one, though. This looks to me like a HIPAA violation. It's a stupid way to run a business in any case. Please contact... Read more »
Connect With Others

Privacy of Pharmacy Prescription Files

Posted by Anonymous
If you are HIV-positive or have AIDS, and your prescription or medical information has been sold or disclosed by your pharmacy without your knowledge or permission, your privacy rights may have been violated, depending on the laws of the state where... Read more »

ID Specialists...Clinics...Privacy

Posted by HealingPower, 5 Replies
Are all ID Specialists located in clinics? That's kind of impersonal don't you think? Please tell me that I may be able to find one in their own office or a little more private. Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »

Privacy Issue

Posted by tylrdurden
I don't know if its just me who has experienced this, would sort of like to know.

I'm 19 years old and have HIV since i was born. I won't get into all the stuff I've been through...because everyone has their own battles...mine probably pales in... Read more »