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Georgia: Gwinnett College to Pay Student; Remove AIDS Questions From Applications

June 11, 2014

This article was reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, Gwinnett College in Lilburn, Ga., has agreed to make certain changes as part of a settlement resulting from an investigation into whether the school violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The college will remove questions about HIV and AIDS from its student application and will pay $23,000 restitution to a former HIV-infected student. The college also agreed to create new antidiscrimination policies stating that it does not discriminate against applicants or students because of disability, including HIV, and will conduct ADA training for its employees.

The complainant had been accepted to the college and had completed one-quarter of the medical assistant program when the college notified her that she could not continue in the program because she was a safety risk to others. The student then decided to leave the college.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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