Scotus: Hiv

NPR's Barbara Bradley reports on today's Supreme Court ruling that people infected with HIV, but showing no symptoms, are nevertheless considered disabled, and are therefore eligible for anti-discrimination protection. The case involved a dentist who refused to treat an HIV-positive woman in his office. He insisted that he would fill her cavities only in a hospital, and that she must bear the additional expense. Experts say the ruling should also serve to protect other people whose medical conditions are not obvious, but could make them the victims of discrimination.



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