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HIV-Positive Man Files Discrimination Suit Against State Department, Security Firm

January 28, 2009

An HIV-positive man identified as John Doe recently filed a lawsuit against the Department of State and the private, Virginia-based security firm Triple Canopy for removing him from a training program because of a provision of the State Department's contract with the company that requires contract employees to be "free from communicable disease," including HIV, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Post, Doe -- a former U.S. Army Special Forces engineer, intelligence officer and team sergeant in places such as Haiti, Kenya, Kuwait and Pakistan -- would have provided security to diplomats in Haiti. The

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Comment by: michelle (ft campbell, ky) Mon., Feb. 2, 2009 at 12:09 am EST
There are police officers protecting civilians with HIV and after reading the article in the washington post and ACLU web site this john doe has already served in Iraq doing the same work for two years. I think He is a true patriot!
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