Second HIV carrier sues for discrimination (2)

08:21, October 20, 2010      

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The education department informed the local health and public security departments of Xiao Jun's medical test result, Shandong Business Daily reported.

The education department should give him a job and apologize for releasing his medical information, Xiao Jun said.

China has an estimated 740,000 HIV-positive people, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

One third of 2,000 respondents living with HIV said their status had been revealed to others without their permission in a July survey by the United Nations Program and Marie Stopes International China.

"We believe there are many HIV carriers facing the same problems as Xiao Jun," Yu said. "It's necessary to protect their personal information."

The Employment Promotion Law has no provision forbidding an HIV carrier from being a teacher, Xu Xinghua, a Beijing-based lawyer, said Tuesday.

Parents, however, told Xinhua they would not tolerate HIV carriers teaching at their children's primary school.

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