Web photos of woman with HIV prompt lawsuit

Eric Frazier reports:

An HIV-positive Union County woman let a drug company take pictures of her for an HIV patients’ magazine, but was shocked to later find the pictures and details about her situation had been published on the Internet – without her permission, she says.

The woman filed suit in federal court in Charlotte on Thursday against pharmaceuticals giant Roche Laboratories and ad firm Gerbig, Snell/Weisheimer. She signed a release form agreeing to publication of the pictures, but contends the contract didn’t allow the kind of broad exposure they received.

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