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.