AIDS and the Law: A Basic Guide for the Nonlawyer
This important new book is written specifically for those interested in the legal aspects of AIDS, but who have no professional legal training. It strives to relate how AIDS and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have affected various legal issues. Discrimination is a factor that permeates this subject, and the legal profession is no exception; the author examines how such prejudice now impacts on virtually every traditional area of law.
Specific cases are presented in areas where the law has already dealt with AIDS issues, including education, employment, insurance, family law, housing, confidentiality, public accommodations, testing for HIV, prisons, torts, and the right of health care workers and patients to know whether the other is infected with HIV. Written for the layperson, this text will be extremely useful to anyone involved in a legal relationship concerning AIDS, HIV, or related medical concerns, and especially to employers and employees, landlords and tenants, policymakers and administrators, and family, friends, and counselors of those who are or may be infected with HIV.
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