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HIV positive applicant wins case against South African airline

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 14 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:918
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    South Africa's constitutional court has ruled in favour of a prospective employee of South African Airways who was refused employment on the grounds of his positive result for an HIV test.

    The court ordered South African Airways to employ the applicant, who had applied to be a cabin attendant. Importantly, the court focused on the rights of a significant minority in the country—where some four million people are HIV positive—and drawn attention explicitly to the fact …

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