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AIDS law
Jasper, Margaret C.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, [2000]

Physical Description:
x, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
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This volume covers individual's legal rights in areas such as employment, education, and health care, as well as AIDS-related legislation. Directories of organizations concerned with the rights of AIDS victims are also included.

The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.

Table of Contents

1 Background and History
Early History-The 1970's
Emergence of Aids in the United States-The 1980's
Researching and Tracing the Virus
Present Day
U.S. Statistics
International Statistics
AIDS Organizations and Resources
The National AIDS Hotline
The NAMES Project Foundation
2 The Medical Aspects of HIV/AIDS
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
The Relationship Between HIV and AIDS
Acute Retroviral Syndrome
Status of a Cure
Combination Therapy
Gene Therapy-Stem Cell Delivery
Reduction in Perinatally Acquired AIDS
The Relationship Between HIV and STDs
3 HIV Testing and Related Issues
The AIDS Antibody Test
The Rapid HIV Test
Home Test Kits
Informed Consent
Mandatory Testing
Mandatory Testing of Newborn Infants
Blood Banks
Partnership Notification Statutes
Reporting and Privacy Issues
Premarital HIV Testing
4 Anti-Discrimination Legislation
In General
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
Education Discrimination
Education Discrimination Under The Rehabilitation Act
Education Discrimination Under The ADA
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Employment Discrimination
Employment Discrimination Under The Rehabilitation Act
Employment Discrimination Under the ADA
Employment Discrimination Under State and Local Laws
Constitutional Considerations
5 HIV/AIDS-Related Litigation
The Criminal Transmission of HIV
Elements and Defenses
Mandatory Testing of Sexual Assault Defendants
Disclosure of Test Results
Sexual Abuse of Children
Intentional Tort Causes of Action
Patient Abandonment
Defamation/Invasion of Privacy
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress/Fraud
6 Health Care and Insurance Issues
Health Care Issues
Patient Abandonment and Refusal to Treat
Duty to Protect Uninfected Patients
The "Needle Stick" Law
Insurance Issues
Health Insurance
The Ryan White Care Act
Life Insurance
7 HIV/AIDS in the United States Military
In General
The Department of Defense AIDS Policy
The Dornan Amendment
Conflict Between the Dornan Amendment and Existing
DOD Policy
Constitutional Considerations
Sexual Relations
8 HIV/AIDS in the Correctional Setting
In General
Women Prisoners
Rights of the HIV-Infected Prisoner
Testing Protocol
Sentencing Considerations
National Commission on Correctional Health
The Correctional HIV Consortium
The Prison Project
Bibliography and Suggested Reading