HIV discrimination

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|}</loggedin> HIV discrimination is the oppression and marginalisation of people who have HIV/AIDS.

Ever since the beginning of the epidemic, there has been discrimination against those who are HIV positive. This has manifested itself in a number of ways. In the early years, there was collective obsessional behavior[wp][1][2][3] associated with the disease that still persists to a degree to this day. That has added to discrimination against the LGBT community and illicit drug users.

Discrimination in prisons

Discrimination against HIV-positive prisoners has been a very real problem. For example, until a ruling by US District Court Judge Myron J. Thompson on December 21, 2012, HIV-positive prisoners in Alabama were segregated from the rest of the prison population, ending Alabama's status as the last state in the USA to require such segregation. [4][5][6][7]. An excellent book on the topic is Dying Inside by Benjamin Fleury-Steiner with Carla Crowder.

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