Following the news of personal information of people living with HIV in NHS Highland was leaked, the Chief Executive of HIV Scotland, Nathan Sparling said:

“This kind of leak is unacceptable and it is only right that NHS Highland have reached out to those affected and apologised. 

“Confidentiality is of paramount importance when it comes to people living with HIV, and the decision to disclose their status should be theirs and theirs alone. People affected by this leak will be understandably distressed, and HIV Scotland stands ready to support all those affected. 

“I am pleased that NHS Highland have instigated a swift investigation. There must be strict safeguards put in place to ensure that this sort of thing never happens again.”

Anyone who has been affected can contact HIV Scotland by phone on 0131 558 3713, or by emailing [email protected]