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Ethical and Legal Issues

The history of HIV has been filled with ethical and legal issues. The ethical and legal issues of HIV have made life difficult for those people infected. These resources will help you understand the ethical and legal issues of HIV.

A Risk to National Security?
During his presidency, President Clinton announced to the world that the HIV/AIDS epidemic was a risk to our National Security. Why did he do this and how has it impacted those living with HIV?

HIV Patient Bill of Rights
All Patients have rights, including those living with HIV. Know your rights and you will be better prepared to protect yourself.

Illinois Decides to Proceed with Named Reporting
The state of Illinois has decided to proceed with named reporting despite opponents who say it will keep people from being tested.

Issues Facing People Living with HIV and AIDS
Living with HIV is not only a physical battle, but an emotional one as well. Issues facing people living with HIV can be daunting but are manageable with the right information.

Public Disclosure of HIV Status: Public Safety or Breach of Confidentiality?
An HIV infected man in Canada is being tried for manslaughter and sexual assault because he had sex without disclosing his status. The Canadian governement approved the release of his name and photo for public sfatey reasons. Should this happen?

Americans with Disabilities Act and People Living with HIV/AIDS

HIV Criminal Laws by State

HIV Myths and Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Impact
Nearly 50% of 1,351 Americans surveyed suspect that HIV was an intentional act of conspiracy linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

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