March 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm EDT | by WBadmin
HIV notification law passes Illinois House
HIV, AIDS, ACT UP, gay news, Washington Blade

(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

CHICAGO — The Illinois state House of Representatives voted 61-55-1 last week in favor of an HIV reporting law that repeals the principal notification section of the state’s Sexually Transmissible Disease Control Act, Chicago Pride, a regional LGBT media outlet, reported last week. It moves next to the state Senate.

State law mandates that health departments there notify school principals concerning students who are HIV-positive. The principal has authority to share the information with teachers and others “as may be necessary,” Chicago Pride reported. AIDS activists in Chicago say the law is unfair and unnecessary. The bill must be approved by the state Senate before its legislative session ends on May 31, Chicago Pride said.

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  • We do not need to reveal a chronic illnessin in a way that spreads discrimination to school leaders, by choosing only those candidadates for an Education who claim to be sufferng. This may not be the kind of fair treatment a patient deserves who is fighting for their life while setting honorable goals.

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