Published in AIDS Weekly, April 26th, 2004
The rest of Pennsylvania has been using a name-based HIV reporting system since October 2002. Under that model, used by 35 states, people who test positive for the virus that causes AIDS are listed by name and the names are collected by the state Health Department.
Philadelphia rejected the name-based system over privacy concerns. In the resulting standoff, the city refused to supply its data to...
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