A pain center in North Carolina has settled a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over refusing to treat a woman because she has HIV, according to a DOJ statement. The settlement resolves allegations that the Fayetteville Pain Center violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The center must pay $10,000 to the complainant, who was seeking treatment for back pain resulting from a car accident. The center also must pay $5,000 to the United States in civil penalties, as well as train its staff about the ADA and implement an anti-discrimination policy.

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