Feds: HIV/AIDS care providers are ‘unethical’ after selling their HIV testing to HIV patients
Feds have charged four providers at a San Francisco health care network that sells HIV testing kits to HIV-positive individuals.
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and two other HIV-care providers are charged with felony counts of illegally selling HIV testing equipment to HIV clients.
The indictment says the four defendants violated federal anti-discrimination laws by not disclosing to clients that they had the HIV testing and did not make sure they were using the test properly.
San Francisco’s HIV-prevention network says the defendants sold their HIV tests for between $100 and $300 each.
In the indictment, prosecutors said the defendants failed to ensure that their HIV-testing kits were tested properly, failed to properly label the products, and failed to report any potential problems.
According to the indictment:One of the defendants was arrested on May 30 and released on $100,000 bail.
He is due back in court July 8.
The other four defendants were arrested May 31 and released $100 of each bail, with the remaining defendants charged with possession of the drugs for sale.