AIDS and the Law: A Basic Guide for the Nonlawyer

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Taylor & Francis, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 180 pages
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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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Contents

The Early Legislative Quick Fixes
1
Public Benefits
11
Consumer Fraud
23
Education
41
Employment
47
Family Law
61
Free Speech
65
Housing
69
Prisons
99
Public Accommodations and Professional Regulation
109
Quarantine
119
Testing
123
Torts
133
Wills
149
The Americans with Disabilities Act
153
The Right to Know
159

Immigration
75
Insurance
81
Military
95
Glossary
179
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