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December 7, 2010

HIV-Positive Man Wins Erectile Dysfunction Lawsuit

An HIV-positive man in Australia has won a discrimination lawsuit against a company treating him for erectile dysfunction, the Herald Sun reports. The man, whose name has not been released, sought treatment from Australian company AMI in 2008. After speaking with a nurse and doctor and paying for an eight-month program, he was given gels and injectable material to use. Soon after learning his status, AMI discontinued the man’s treatment and cited a public health concern. Courts ruled that AMI’s refusal of services “amounted to less favorable treatment on the ground of his disability” and ordered AMI to pay $30,000 as well as issue a full refund for treatment.

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