From the San Francisco Public Health Department as found in the Drudge Report of [1/21/2003
25% of new HIV+ cases are found in men who sought the infection from others who were known to be infected. This subculture of males, seeking to become HIV+, describe the experience, of acquiring the infection, as an "Erotic thing".
Be aware that not all patients with HIV+ become ill and die from the dreaded disease called AIDS. However, they are capable of sexually transmitting their infection to others who may develop AIDS and die. Consequently. It 's a serious matter that must be dealt with by the nation's Public Health Departments
Starting in April 2003, the new rules of privacy of medical records, written for The Federal Bureau of HHS [Health and Human Services] will take effect. These rules allow the HHS to review the medical records of any/all Americans in matters effecting the "common good."
In light of this change, it could be only a question of time before they will order the reporting of all Americans with a positive HIV test. Then, Public health officials must decide how to control the further spread of the virus to others.