Rose v. Cahee: HIV Discrimination in Medical Care

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February 17, 2012

When Melody Rose was diagnosed with gallbladder disease, she was referred to a doctor who refused to perform the necessary operation. The reason? She’s HIV-positive.

In 2009, Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin sued the doctor, the clinic and health care institution on Melody’s behalf. After obtaining a favorable ruling on summary judgment in 2010, Lambda Legal attorneys resolved the case to Melody’s satisfaction.

Watch Melody tell her story, along with Lambda Legal HIV Project Director Scott Schoettes, in this profile from the LGBT newsmagazine In the Life.


Learn more about the case Rose v. Cahee.