Aetna Violates HIV Patient’s PHI? 12,000 HIV Patients Affected?

Legal groups on Monday filed a class-action lawsuit against the health insurer Aetna, alleging the company violated the privacy of its customers by sending many of them letters through which the phrase “filling prescriptions for HIV” was visible through envelope windows.

The federal suit alleges the breach affected as many as 12,000 Aetna customers living in 23 states. (Facher and Swetlitz, 8/28   Stat: Aetna Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over HIV Disclosures