Call for reform of laws on HIV

Julia Nedew; 1/12/09

Australians living with HIV have called on the Federal Government to start reforming laws and policies that promote discrimination against sufferers. President of the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Robert Mitchell, said about half the estimated 17,000 Australians with the virus still reported discrimination in recent years. ”People have experienced different levels of treatment from health professionals, whether that be people not wanting to see them or using unnecessary precautions around them,” he said.