AIDS/HIV Discrimination?

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says some trade schools and state licensing agencies may be illegally excluding applicants with HIV and AIDS.

People who have HIV and AIDS are protected from discrimination
by the Americans With Disabilities Act. But the department says some licensing agencies and schools for barbering, cosmetology, massage therapy, home health care work and other occupations may be denying admission because of HIV status.

The department recently settled with a cosmetology school in Puerto Rico that questioned applicants' HIV/AIDS status and required the school to enroll an HIV-positive applicant.

The department said Monday that it has sent letters to attorneys general in all 50 states asking them to identify other programs that violate the act and bring them into compliance.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Betty Location: Florida on Mar 22, 2011 at 05:44 AM
    If a person knew that a worker had A.I.D.S. or H.I.V. They probably wouldn't want that person to be working on them with their naked hands. Just a insufficient cut if it bleeds,thats dangerous.That's putting your life on the line,really.Thats bad that they themselves were exposed to this life threating virus. But, I have to be concerned with my own life. You know some people do care and they try to keep from exposing other people to the virus, and there's other people who don't care one way or the other.
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