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Lambda Legal and ARCW File Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of HIV-Positive Woman Denied Surgery by Healthcare Provider

February 12, 2009

Milwaukee, WI -- Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) filed a federal lawsuit today in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on behalf of Melody Rose, a 35-year-old Wisconsin woman who was denied surgery to remove her gallbladder because she has HIV.

"Discrimination in healthcare remains a major problem for people living with HIV," said Peter Kimball, Director of the Legal Services Program at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). "In violation of both federal and Wisconsin law, Dr. Steven Cahee refused to provide needed medical treatment to our client, Melody Rose."

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