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HIV-positive soldiers no longer to be forced from Mexican army

In Civil Liberties, HIV/SIDA, International Public Health, Laws & Regulation, Policing on March 1, 2007 at 7:33 pm

From Upside Down World:

Mexico’s Supreme Court has reversed a law that allowed the military to force HIV-positive soldiers out of the armed forces. 11 members of the military brought the case to the court after more than 300 HIV-positive soldiers had been fired in the last 13 years, judged ‘‘useless’’ by the military. Five of the members may be reinstated.  Two died before the ruling, but their families could be helped by receiving benefits formerly denied to them by the former law. The decision was approved 8 to 3 on February 27…

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