September 10, 2010
California Released Private HIV Info on 5,000 Residents
Confidential identifying information of about 5,000 HIV-positive Medi-Cal recipients was disclosed illegally to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, according to a Lambda Legal statement. Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance sent a letter to the California Department of Health Care Services demanding a full explanation of the unauthorized disclosures. The information was released during two and a half years beginning in 2007.
To read the Lambda Legal statement, click here.
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