It's a patient's worst nightmare. A Harlem woman is suing a doctor for informing her she was HIV positive, the Huffington Post reports.
The 31-year-old woman is identified in the lawsuit as "Jane Doe" to protect her privacy. She said she became a patient of Dr. Pavel Yutsis who violated state law by tricking her into submitting blood for a HIV test without her written authorization.
Most states require written consent before administering an HIV test, and patient counseling if the test comes back positive.
"I was tricked. I never signed any paper," the woman told DNAinfo.com last week. "It was a slap in the face."