Release of HIV/AIDS List Probed in Florida

Correction Sept. 30, 2009

Audio for this story is not available. The initial broadcast about the disclosure erroneously suggested that RealMed, a medical clearinghouse, was responsible for sending the letters. RealMed had no role in writing or sending the letters. Also, the story erroneously reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not support HIV reporting because of fears that will deter people from being tested. The CDC has advised all states to collect HIV data as an extension of their AIDS surveillance effort. And it has found no evidence name-based HIV reporting is a deterrent to testing. NPR regrets the errors.

Questions are raised about a list of HIV and AIDS patients in Florida's Palm Beach County.

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