November #29 : Child’s Play

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Elizabeth Taylor Tells the Truth


Letters to the Editor-November 1997

The Last Auction Hero

Suicide Ride

Twisted Sisters

Kiss Hysteria

French Toast

Code Blue

Coffee Talk

A Spot of Pot

Shalala Infections

Child’s Play

Hurray for Hollywood!

Say What - November 1997

Obituaries - November 1997

Tribute - Nigel Finch

True Brit

Baste Not, Want Not

Suicide Watch

Passage From India

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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November 1997

Child’s Play

No-care day care

Everything’s not all fun and games over at Kiddie Ranch, Happy Time Daycare and ABC Playhouse. The three Wisconsin child-care facilities are under the gun at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for allegedly blacklisting a boy with HIV. Lawyer Peg Lautenschlager, who filed the criminal charges, hopes the case will help defuse HIV transmission fright. “If appropriate safety measures are taken, there’s no greater risk to a non-HIV child in that day-care setting than there would be to a child in the general public,” she said. The complaint alleges that the four-year-old boy was accepted at one of the child-care centers, then flatly denied admission when his parent volunteered his HIV status. The other two day cares reportedly also refused to admit him. But the juvenile joints dismiss the charge—the first regarding the right to child care under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990—as a publicity bid by the Justice Department. “I seriously doubt that’s the case,” said Catherine Hanssens, director of the AIDS Project at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. “We don’t hear very much about incidents like these. That whole dispute about kids and HIV transmission was addressed—and resolved—by a lot of jurisdictions back in the ‘80s.”

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