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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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The Pulitzer Prize is awarded to Angels in America, a play by Tony Kushner about the AIDS pandemic.
where he said the AIDS epidemic rages and remains invisible to most of the region's 1.
Here, the United Nations' projected annual figure of $10 billion may reasonably be taken as the minimum beyond which the wealthy can say they have fulfilled their moral obligations to help in the AIDS crisis.
Global AIDS Policy, draws from more than 200 interviews, especially with key political insiders, policymakers and thinkers, to give an account of the red tape that has allowed America to hobble along in its steps to addressing the AIDS crisis.
The AIDS advocacy group National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS, also known as NAPWA, has been running a campaign for the past few years against insurers and banks to end alleged discriminatory policies.
The February 2003 Ryan Report of the American Life League (ALL), for instance, reported that Bush's about-face on the AIDS issue "shocked members of the pro-life community who thought they had a friend in George Bush.
These nurses are usually quite dedicated to the AIDS program and its patients.
We've been pursuing cheaper sources for medicines now since 1996, with the Vancouver AIDS conference, when it became clear that the triple combination therapy was helping people with AIDS live longer, more productive lives," says Eric Sawyer, a founding member of the New York chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.
In addition to HIV-related information being produced and consumed at multiple levels, the epidemic has spawned its own vernacular, one representative of the diverse group of individuals infected with the virus and those working within the AIDS arena (Huber, 1993b, p.
Previously, people with mental illness have been overlooked in the AIDS epidemic.
The idea for a retreat came from a desire to better support and meet the needs of families served at the AIDS Related Medical Services (ARMS) Clinic at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.
Even though the symposium was approved by the executive committee of the Pacific Division in January and publicized in division newsletters sent to 30,000 members, the AIDS establishment mounted a behind-the-scenes effort in May to either cancel the symposium or seriously reconfigure it.