Anne (netmouse) wrote,
Anne
netmouse

just when you think people might be wising up...

gakked from supergee:

Cop physically bars a gay man's friend from continuing to give him CPR (man dies of heart attack) because he believes a) the man must have had HIV because he was gay, and b) you run a risk of getting HIV through giving CPR (the risk is very low) and c) a person doesn't have the right to decide for themselves whether or not to take that risk. The EMT crew that arrived ten minutes later administered CPR (ignoring the cop, who told them the man was HIV positive, though he wasn't), but it was too late and Claude Green, Jr. died. The ACLU is suing, and I hope this gets *talked* about in the press.

HIV is a lot harder to transmit than we used to think.

Oh, and all people with alternative lifestyles are not riddled with disease. Just in case you were wondering.

[edited after cipherpunk's comments, below]
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