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HIV-Positive Reverend Settles Suit With Retirement Home

September 3, 2010

The Rev. Dr. Robert Franke has settled his lawsuit against the Fox Ridge assisted living complex in Little Rock. According to Lambda Legal, which represented him, Franke fulfilled the residency requirements to live at the facility but was suddenly ejected once it was learned he is HIV-positive. Franke and his daughter, Sara Franke Bowling, sued Fox Ridge under the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and state laws. "We firmly believe that as a result of our having brought this lawsuit, retired people in Arkansas who have HIV are less likely to face this kind of discrimination in the future," Franke said in a statement. Bowling said a staffer she knows at Fox Ridge reported that workers there are now receiving education and training about HIV.

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Adapted from:
The Advocate
09.02.2010; Michelle Garcia

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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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