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Main Forums => AIDS Activism => Topic started by: Jim Allen on May 26, 2020, 02:38:45 pm

Title: Gilead Mailers Violated HIV Customers’ Privacy, Claims Lawsuit
Post by: Jim Allen on May 26, 2020, 02:38:45 pm
Supprised such simple and silly mistakes are made.

POZ.com writeup in full: https://www.poz.com/article/gilead-mailers-violated-hiv-customers-privacy-claims-lawsuit

In short:

A lawsuit filed against Gilead Sciences alleges that the drugmaker mailed envelopes to HIV clients that compromised their privacy.

According to the lawsuit, some Gilead customers received an envelope in the mail with “HIV Prevention Team” identified as the sender in bold red letters. One plaintiff said he is so intent on keeping his HIV information private that he refills his HIV-related med from a different pharmacy from the one he regularly uses—yet he received the Gilead envelope at his workplace.

The mailers were sent to participants of Gilead’s patient assistance program for its pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) meds, which are taken by HIV-negative people to prevent them from contracting HIV