HIV data leak

HIV data leak: 'I had to go to work and face some pointed looks'

Last week, the Ministry of Health revealed that the personal details of 14,200 people with HIV were leaked online.
Last week, the Ministry of Health revealed that the personal details of 14,200 people with HIV were leaked online.PHOTO: ST FILE

Fear, anger, helplessness among roller coaster of emotions for those affected by data breach

One month ago, on Jan 5, Damien marked his 31st birthday. Two weeks later, he received a call: It was the Health Ministry ringing to say that details of his HIV status had been stolen.

The one secret that he had harboured deep inside him for the past eight years now threatens to spill out into the public sphere.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline ''I had to go to work and face some pointed looks''. Print Edition | Subscribe