In The "So Much For Privacy" Department

A new bill would identify AND list ALL HIV-infected patients in all 50 states, something I find abhorrent despite all the more positive reasons (I suspect it's the negative ones, however, that made this "win") for doing so:

The names of people infected with HIV will be tracked in all 50 states by the end of 2007, marking a victory for federal health officials and a quiet defeat for AIDS advocates who wanted to keep patients' names out of state databases.
And this at a time, more than 20 years after President Ronald Reagan's complete ignorance of this led to this disease spreading much more rapidly than it should have, when patients with HIV - or its earlier cousin - invariably means these people lose jobs, housing, medical care, and so much more.