Medicine: AIDS: Prejudice and Progress

Of an eighth-grader, a football player and infected insects

When Ryan White of Kokomo, Ind., returned to school last winter, after being diagnosed with AIDS, he was greeted first by picketers and then a court order barring the young hemophiliac from the premises. But all was quiet last week when the 14-year-old walked through the doors of Western High School for the start of eighth-grade classes. "He's going to be a regular student like everyone else," said Principal Charles Wolf. True, Ryan's reinstatement resulted from another court order, and true, AIDS victims around the country still face formidable prejudices. But the calm in Indiana was one of several signs last...

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