MA ends anonymous HIV tracking

Jacobs, Ethan
January 2007
Bay Windows;1/11/2007, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p1
This article reports on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's data collection policies regarding HIV cases. A new program launched in January of 2007 has mandated that all physicians and health care providers send the names of their HIV-positive patients to the Department of Public Health. The article questions whether this act may publicize the names of HIV patients in Massachusetts without their consent. INSETS: How it will work;Lingering controversy.


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