A court in China’s Anhui province has agreed to hear a lawsuit involving a prospective schoolteacher who says he was denied a job because he is HIV positive, The New York Times reports. The case is based on a 2006 government regulation stating that “no institution or individual shall discriminate against people living with HIV, AIDS patients and their relatives.” In the four years that the regulation has been in force, this is believed to be the first time that a Chinese court has accepted an HIV discrimination case.

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