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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Activists Say Kansas Bill May Allow HIV Positive People to Be Quarantined

Posted by Dominic Holden on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Fox4 in Kansas City:


In an effort to protect the public from infectious diseases, a proposed bill in Kansas has some feeling ostracized. That’s because some are interpreting the bill to allow people with HIV or AIDS to be quarantined.
Right now, if a firefighter or a paramedic in Kansas is exposed to bodily fluids while treating a victim, they need a court order to get that victim’s blood tested for infectious diseases. But lawmakers are close to passing a new law eliminating that court order.

Raw Story has more.

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