Law: Fighting Aids

Discrimination New laws and court decisions help those singled out by tests

When James Dorsey, an unemployed teenager from Detroit, packed his bags to go to Dayton last summer, he looked forward to a promising new beginning. He enrolled in classes at a U.S. Job Corps residential training center, hoping to qualify for a clerical job. But Dorsey had hardly started classes when he was summoned to the program's medical office for an unpleasant surprise. He was informed that he had tested positive for AIDS antibodies during his required physical exam, then dropped from the program. "The world was pulled out from under me," recalls Dorsey, who has no symptoms of AIDS. Last...

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