Kansas Lawmakers Propose Bill to Quarantine People Infected with HIV

Image via Sergey Mironov

Image via Sergey Mironov

Lawmakers in Kansas City proposed a bill that would effectively place those infected with HIV/AIDS in quarantine. This law, which was originally proposed in 1988, was banned in Kansas. If passed, it is feared that those with HIV/AIDS, or anyone in the LGBT community will be intimidated with the threat of being placed in quarantine. Currently if a firefighter or paramedic rescues a victim and is exposed to bodily fluids while doing so the state would need a court order to test them for the infectious disease. This law would change that and allow for the victim to be placed in quarantine if  he or she is believed to have the virus. The proposal has passed the state House of Representatives and is now pending in the state Senate. [Huffington Post]

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