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Lawsuit Claims CVS Revealed HIV Status Of Thousands Of Ohioans

CVS Health is facing a federal lawsuit claiming the company unintentionally revealed the HIV status of up to 6 thousand Ohio residents though a prescription mailing. 

The lawsuit claims a letter with information about getting HIV prescriptions though a CVS program was sent to the participants in the state's HIV Drug Assistance Program between July and August 2017. The lawsuit says the company was aware of the issue months ago and did not notify those affected or federal authorities. CVS says the letter's envelope window was intended to include a reference code for the program, not the recipient's health status.