Published in AIDS Weekly, February 2nd, 1998
"There can be no compromise in people's privacy," said Ronald Johnson, GMHC. "A name-based system clearly jeopardizes the confidentiality and privacy of individuals."
Johnson spoke at a news conference in which a number of advocacy groups urged that a state advisory group reject the idea of reporting people with HIV by name and recommend that the state adopt a system using a code, or so-called unique identifier.
In a statement announcing a change of...
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