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Research Article  |   March 1990
A Legal Perspective on AIDS
Author Affiliations
  • Marc S. Cornblatt, JD, is an attorney with Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Marguerite J. Ayres, JD, is an attorney with Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson, 15th Floor, The Fidelity Building, 123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19109–1088
  • Ellen L. Kolodner, MSS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Assistant Professor and Fieldwork Coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Allied Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Practice
Research Article   |   March 1990
A Legal Perspective on AIDS
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1990, Vol. 44, 244-246. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.3.244
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1990, Vol. 44, 244-246. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.3.244
Abstract

AIDS presents difficult and unprecedented legal problems. Because modern law requires that persons with disabilities or illnesses be integrated into the mainstream of society, past responses to those with communicable diseases are no longer acceptable. Laws dealing with AIDS patients will have to evolve gradually and build upon commonsense solutions to problems.