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India protects jobs of people with HIV infection

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1501
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    An Indian court has moved to protect the employment rights of people who are HIV positive at a time when doctors are worried that the infection has spread beyond high risk groups into the wider community.

    In a landmark judgment the Bombay High Court has ruled that employees cannot use HIV seropositive status alone to deny or terminate employment. The court has allowed employers, however, to ask staff who are HIV positive to undergo medical tests to determine whether they are fit to …

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