Monday, February 21, 2005

E-mail gaffe reveals HIV, AIDS names

From the Palm Beach Post:

E-mail gaffe reveals HIV, AIDS names:

"WEST PALM BEACH - A highly confidential list of the names and addresses of 4,500 Palm Beach County residents with AIDS and 2,000 others who are HIV positive was e-mailed Thursday to more than 800 county health department employees.

Health department statistician John W. 'Jack' Nolan, who compiles data on HIV/AIDS cases for the county, sent the e-mail containing his monthly cumulative statistics report and inadvertently attached a file with the identities and addresses of AIDS patients and others who have tested HIV positive. Health department spokesman Tim O'Connor confirmed the incident...."

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