Monday, April 16, 2012

Lambda Legal litigates against, documents against assisted living facilities who turn down HIV+ residents


Lambda Legal reports that assisted living facilities often refuse to take in residents with HIV.  Lambda Legal is litigating against the Parkstone Living Center, Fox Ridge, in North Little Rock, AR, for refusing admission to Dr. Robert Franke, who, 75, is living with HIV.

Lambda’s page on the case is here

I know, from talking to assisting living facilities on behalf of my mother when she was still with us (until late 2010), that assisted living facilities will not accept a resident with active tuberculosis (which can still be asymptomatic and is detected by X-ray and skin test).  People with HIV may be more likely to have active tuberculosis (even the more common kind), even without many symptoms.  

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