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  • Federal jury awards HIV patient $18.4 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

    A federal jury in Boston on Monday awarded $18.4 million in damages to a man who alleged that two of his former physicians failed to test him for HIV despite risk factors that made him more vulnerable to contracting the disease.

    20 June 2018 | The Boston Globe
  • NHS surgeon hid his HIV from bosses sparking nationwide alert

    An NHS surgeon who kept his HIV infection secret because he feared he would be stigmatised triggered a nationwide search for people he may have contaminated, a court heard.

    20 June 2018 | Daily Telegraph
  • Data Collection Is Revolutionizing HIV Surveillance and Care, but at the Cost of Privacy?

    Increasingly, public health and other medical providers -- health insurers, pharmacists, etc. -- either have data systems that speak to each other or have access across different institutions. The revolution in data collection has given public health a new set of tools to address HIV and other infectious diseases, but questions about how these data are used and whether they have the potential to cause harm will likely lead to burgeoning debate.

    15 June 2018 | The Body Pro
  • ‘Opt-out’ testing for HIV and hep C is seen as coercive by many prisoners

    A new study among people entering prison in the USA suggests ‘opt-out’ testing approaches for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) may need reconsideration.

    15 June 2018 | AVERT
  • Brighton Argus was right to name HIV hairdresser before he was charged, IPSO rules

    A regional daily was justified in naming a hairdresser later found guilty of deliberately infecting men with HIV before he had been charged by police, the press watchdog has ruled.

    25 May 2018 | Hold The Front Page
  • Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Grindr: Frank Pasquale Talks About Big Data and HIV Disclosure

    Recent scandals involving Facebook's selling the data of its users to Cambridge Analytica and gay-dating app Grindr's mea culpa on selling data on the HIV status of its users have raised a lot of questions about privacy and the unintended consequences for people with HIV, or using PrEP, or just searching for information on those issues on social media. I spoke to Frank Pasquale, J.D., M.Phil., professor of law with the University of Maryland about these issues. Pasquale is an expert on the law of big data, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and algorithms.

    11 April 2018 | The Body
  • I’m Completely Open About Having HIV – But Not On Grindr

    I have my height, I have my photo, I have what I’m into, but I don’t have my HIV status on there.

    06 April 2018 | Huffington Post
  • Grindr’s HIV data-sharing has betrayed the LGBTQ world

    The gay dating app has responsibilities to the communities it serves. These do not include passing intimate information to third parties.

    06 April 2018 | The Guardian
  • Grindr was a safe space for gay men. Its HIV status leak betrayed us.

    The reason many men feel comfortable posting their status underneath a picture of themselves is because Grindr is considered to be for gay men only. No one needs to worry about their straight coworkers, concerned mothers, prying neighbours, or busybody pastors logging on and finding out something they are comfortable revealing only to potential dates and sex partners.

    04 April 2018 | The Guardian
  • Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data

    Grindr, the social network aimed at gay, bisexual and transgender men, is facing a firestorm of criticism for sharing users’ H.I.V. status, sexual tastes and other intimate personal details with outside software vendors.The company said it would stop sharing H.I.V. data with outside companies.

    04 April 2018 | New York Times
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