Should HIV-positive people be treated differently?

Resources used to support "no"

HIV infected people are forced to be treated differently by society. They are forced to deal with alienation from family, friends, and society in general. Among some of the obstacles that they face from society upon disclosure of their status are getti ng fired from jobs, getting evicted from their homes, and having insurance coverage revoked. Treatment for this illness is extremely costly, and usually only temporarily effective. Another large issue is the risk to others. Our government needs to make a special effort in order to compensate for the every day dilemmas that HIV infected people have to deal with. Special support should be given in order for them to have equal rights as the rest of the population.


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