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Breaking: HIV Data Left on Nashville Health Public Server for 9 Months

Metro Nashville HIV Data Public Server

Developing Story: HIV Data from Tennessee allegedly placed on a Nashville Public Health Department public server for 9 months.

This is bad. has been hearing rumors of this big developing story for more than a week, and it appears that the Tennessean is planning to run a story on it on Sunday. But a local investigational reporter is breaking the details tonight exclusively on News Channel 5.

The details that we have heard so far from unconfirmed sources:

The eHARS file (database with confidential HIV information) was placed by a metro Nashville employee on a public (or at least semi-public) server for over 9 months. This particular file has highly confidential results of positive HIV tests and labs, etc. If this is true, it is a major data breach potentially and at the least a major misstep and mishandling of non-public, confidential HIV results of Tennessee residents.

More updates as they develop. first scoops this developing story:

The Tennessean published their article ahead of schedule and it’s a deep analysis. Great read and journalism!

Identities of Thousands of Tennesseans with HIV Compromised by Government Error  –


Also, Chris Conte with Nashville’s News Channel 5 did a story (including Josh Robbins)

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