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Job seeker files case on HIV discrimination

By Zhang Yue and Shan Juan | China Daily | Updated: 2010-08-31 07:48

Job seeker files case on HIV discrimination

Hefei - A court in Anhui province said on Monday that it accepted a case filed by a college graduate who had been denied a teaching job because he was HIV positive.

This is believed to be China's first case of job discrimination due to HIV status on the mainland despite widespread HIV/AIDS related discrimination and stigma in the country, where 740,000 people are living with the virus, experts said.

The plaintiff, from Anqing, Anhui province, and going by the alias Xiao Wu, was denied a teaching job by the Anqing city education department in mid-August after he tested positive for HIV.

Job seeker files case on HIV discrimination

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