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Letter: Before HIPPA

Marie Freeman writes:
What comes to my mind is a young gentleman by the name of Ryan White. He lived in Kokomo Indiana when I resided in Cicero Indiana. It was the very beginning of the aids epidemic. And obviously before HIPPA. This young gentleman had a bleeding disorder hemophilia. Because of this he had to get a blood transfusion which led to him contracting aids.

Once people became aware of this and him attending school they literally bombed his home in Kokomo Indiana. Where I resided in Cicero Hamilton County Indiana they extended a hand to him and his mother and even provided a home just a couple miles from where I lived. His mother and I befriended each other. It was incredible what they had to endure. Even after Ryan passed away his grave was continually vandalized in Cicero.

There's actually a movie written about his life I'm sure someone could still find if they search the archives. So I thought perhaps this would put some light on the importance of protecting the privacy of our health. Related: and
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