May 3, 2013
Texas HIV-Positive Candidate for Student Body Wins Election
Despite controversy, students at the University of Houston Downtown have elected Kristopher Sharp as vice president of their student body. The openly gay and HIV-positive candidate was subjected to discrimination during the campaign. A flier circulated on the college campus showed a picture of him with an X over it. Above it was a headline, “Want AIDS?” Below it was a caption saying not to support his and his running mate’s “homosexual agenda.” On the back of the flier was a copy of a medical document containing his home address, phone number and HIV status.
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