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Surely you’ve read in numerous mainstream media reports that AIDS is now a “chronic, manageable” illness like diabetes or high cholesterol, thanks to advances in antiretroviral medications. Right. Consider the panic that hit Normandy High School in St. Louis last month when news spread that maybe — maybe — as many as 50 kids in…Read More
Here’s an infuriating case we got just this week. Our client — whom I’ll call Leonard — goes to a lab every 3 or 4 months so that his doctor can check his CD4 count and viral load. Last month he met with a new phlebotomist at the lab. The two of them got to…Read More
You may have read in the news recently that President Bush signed legislation lifting the ban that prevented HIV-positive people from emigrating (or even visiting) the United States. As a result, you may think that now the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services treats people with HIV just like anyone else who wants to come to…Read More
Well whaddya know, it wasn’t a sex-crazed, vampiric Canadian flight attendant after all. New research from the University of Arizona suggests that HIV may have begun circulating among humans as early as 1908. Here’s a link to an article describing the study. You’ll have to excuse the author for using the inaccurate term “AIDS virus,”…Read More
Yippy skippy! If you have been keeping up with our lovely little blog, you read last week that Congress passed important amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act, expanding the protections this law gives to people with disabilities (you can read that post here: http://alcc-legalpad.blogspot.com/2008/09/hooray-for-110th-congress.html). Well, we’re happy to report that President Dubya himself signed…Read More
Imagine you have a question about cancer. You pick up the phone, call the nearest cancer center and say, “I’ve got a couple questions about cancer. Can I talk to an expert in the field?” There would be two chances of having your request granted: slim and none. Now imagine you have a question about…Read More