British HIV Clinic Fined for Disclosing Its Patients’ NamesAdded: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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An NHS clinic in London has got a fine of £180,000 for allowing a serious breach of privacy of over 700 HIV service users. The clinic’s patients included into the HIV clinic email list admitted they were terrified they could be open to blackmail or public outing.
An error of one of the 56 Dean Street, Soho-based sexual health clinic’s employees meant that anyone receiving the newsletter from the service could see the email addresses of all the other recipients, most of them containing recipients’ full names, and most of the recipients were HIV positive.
The trust, which runs the clinic, was eventually fined £180,000, because the Information Commissioner’s Office decided there had been a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. The information commissioner said this breach upset the people affected, as many people recognized other names on the list of recipients, because the clinic served a small area of London.
It turned out that the trust had previously made a similar error 5 years ago, when an employee from the pharmacy department sent a questionnaire to 17 patients in relation to their HIV treatment. At the time, additional measures were put in place, but no training was arranged for employees.
After the recent error was revealed, the UK health secretary ordered an inquiry into how the National Health Service handles confidential medical data. Patients said that the email in question contained the names of their friends who had never disclosed their HIV status to them before. The revealed names can be easily put into Facebook, which would effectively bring up their profiles and personal details.
This medical institution is Europe’s busiest genital-urinary medicine clinic, which set the world record for the most HIV tests performed in one location (which was at G-A-Y bar in Soho on World Aids Day 2011).
After the breach, patients have been taking legal action against the clinic for distress suffered, alleging the trust failed to employ appropriate IT systems or staff training. Legal representatives of both sides admit that it is the most serious case in the past decades – both in the number of people affected and the sensitive nature of the information. The aggravating fact here is that the trust failed to learn the lessons from a similar smaller-scale incident that occurred in 2010.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
|That did not mean they had the HIV, but used their services. So maybe they need records of adult entertainment people that have sex for money and get HIV tests at regular periods.|
|posted by (2016-05-11 14:49:39)|
|Its ridiculous how mainstream media has made you believe that HIV causes AIDS. There is absolutely no proof that it does. AIDS is Aquired by habitual drug use bad living unprotected sex heavy use of poppers or all over the above, or a large pharmaceutical company mixes tainted out of date blood into types and gets a patsy to sell it to Africa (hence the massive AIDS epidemic with 70% of the worlds population 25 million which is dropping every year( including poverty and bad living conditions which will lower your immune system). AIDS is a lifestyle and cannot be transmitted the viruses that cause it can be which is any thing from Hep to HSV to Clamidia. No person has ever has HIV viremia (this is where the virus is everywhere in the body. The HIV virus or so they say was only photographed recently the rest of the pictures are diagrams google it!). HIV tests common western blot tests test only for a protein. which you can have if you have had strep throat or if you are pregnant. TCELL count lower than 200 can be from an injury an infection or staying out in the sun too long. Imagin if you were told you have the the bullshit HIV and were going to die you would get fu###d up an want to live the rest of your life if you didn't know the facts. many people with brackets"HIV" have been tested a year later and not got it. You have a pill that you can take upto 72 hrs after you have been infected with it via needle or sex that says that you are 98% sure you will not get it. ( of course you won't its not real and there is no viremia.) and the pill for pregnant women that stops your child from getting it. ITS UTTER BOL###kS. If you have AIDS you can make yourself better by eating healthy exersising. If you prove that HIV causes AIDS there is a $10000 prise for you. Look it up. Not only that HIV is patented by the CDC and the guy who invented sorry imagined it. ALL that money from an imaginary virus that goes to the US government. One of the best cons in history!!!|
|@ #2 Clueless.|
|#2 For lack of knowledge, people shall perish.|
|posted by (2016-05-13 20:13:07)|
|#2 Ιn my country we have a saying : the imperfect knowledge is worse than ignorance.|
|Why is it that people with the least knowledge have the most to say?|
|@#2.. Wow... you are just retarded in just how little you know about HIV/AIDS... HIV is a virus... AIDS is a syndrome.. (Hence AIDS=Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) from when someone with HIV has their CD4 count drop to 200 or under then their HIV status is upgraded to AIDS, which means yes they still have HIV.. AIDS just means their immune system is pretty much destroyed and that they are at a much much higher risk of getting opportunistic infections (simple things a normal immune system would easily beat off)|
And no.. staying in the sun will not lower your CD4 count.. There is no way someone that stays out in the sun to long will have their CD4 count drop from 800 to 200.. To me it seems you also have an epic lack of knowing what the CD4 even is, does, or what a CD4 count even means...
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