Should anyone wear the scarlet 'A' of AIDS?

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September 6, 2009


"From a legal point of view, people with HIV — regardless of the stage of infection — are considered disabled and protected against discrimination under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. 'The courts don't understand the medicine and get things wrong,' said Bebe J. Anderson, HIV Project director for Lambda Legal. She adds that discrimination against people with HIV isn't based on the status of their infection. 'The effects of HIV on people can be different,' she explained, 'but the social effects are the same because it's based on HIV.'"


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