Joseph Gervase is commissioner of the Erie County Department of Information and Support Services, which oversees the purchasing department. His title was incorrect in a story in Sunday's editions.
Freda Nalls contracted human immunodeficiency virus through sex with her boyfriend, a drug user who she did not know was infected. She had previously stopped using drugs. A Dec. 1 story about Nalls' struggle to survive HIV and now full-blown acquired immune deficiency syndrome said she was infected by a contaminated needle.
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