Good Counsel Fall 2017 is now available!
Aetna HIV Confidentiality Breach
At the end of July, Aetna mailed almost 12,000 letters to current and former customers in large windowed envelopes that accidentally displayed the words “prescriptions for HIV.”
In response, the AIDS Law Project partnered with New York-based Legal Action Center and Philadelphia law firm Berger & Montague, P.C. to file Beckett v. Aetna, a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
The company is offering emergency financial relief and counseling to those who suffered specific harm as a direct result of the mailing.
All Pain, No Gain: HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania (May 2017)
HIV Criminalization undercuts important public health initiatives by ignoring actual transmission risk, exacerbating stigma, and devaluing the importance of personal responsibility in HIV prevention. Criminalization makes it more difficult for those who have been diagnosed with HIV to disclose their HIV status to partners or to access and stay in care. In short, it’s all pain and no gain.
Click here for the report.
The AIDS Law Project has been busy protecting people living with HIV in Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Click here for some recent victories.