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November 16, 2010

Defendant to Appeal China’s First HIV Discrimination Case

An HIV-positive Chinese man rejected for a teaching job because of his status is planning to appeal after losing a discrimination case, CNN reports. Judges ruled the man, under the alias of Xiao Wu to protect his identity, did not meet the Teachers Law, which requires applicants to meet physical and mental qualifications. Xiao Wu and his lawyers have stated that employment law makes it illegal to discriminate against individuals with an infectious disease. Wu’s status became known through a medical screening after he had already passed written tests and interviews. This is the first known HIV discrimination case in China.

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