Need to maintain trust with people living with HIV

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On Jan 28, news broke that the personal details of 14,200 individuals had been stolen from Singapore's HIV Registry, and subsequently leaked online.

As doctors who care for people living with HIV and their loved ones, and members of the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore), we were dismayed as our patients, whose confidential information was compromised, started to call in to our clinics in shock, disbelief and distress.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2019, with the headline Need to maintain trust with people living with HIV. Subscribe