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AIDS

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Persons who are HIV-positive, or who have AIDS, are protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state legislation. This extends to decisions to buy, rent, or sell. Further, in many states it is considered a violation of privacy to reveal that a former tenant or owner was HIV-positive or suffered from AIDS.

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About one in three students with negative attitudes about silverware handled by AIDS victims reported that their feelings would not change even if a year had elapsed since the exposure.
I hope that we will be able to obtain help from the United Nations and that the people of the world will know the importance of helping AIDS victims,'' she said.
Trade decisions are "off budget," which means the administration does not have to get specific budget allocations to lower pharmaceutical costs for AIDS victims or to subsidize the steel industry.
Congress, by finally providing oversight, can prove its commitment to AIDS victims by measuring their program's effectiveness, and not just its annual appropriation.
Most HIV and AIDS victims suffer from high levels of stress.
It also suggested high risk categories of AIDS victims such as homosexuals, IV drug users, ethnic minorities, and the poor experience more pronounced discrimination.
The judge had said the singer could work his hours delivering meals to AIDS victims with a charity called Angel Food.
real-life flight attendant suspected of infecting many early AIDS victims.
Wearing a black and satin decollete dress printed in gold lettering with the names of AIDS victims, a highly made-up but wigless Reynolds posed on a revolving stage to the sounds of somber choral music.
The students were most likely to know that people are not born with AIDS, AIDS victims are likely to die, and homosexuals are likely to get the disease.
Since many AIDS victims have no health insurance coverage or have been dropped by their insurance companies, most of AIDS' costs are covered by Medicaid.
Cory volunteers as a tutor for low-income children and hopes to pursue a career researching inexpensive drugs to treat cancer and AIDS victims in the developing world.

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