The American Medical Association (AMA) remains concerned about society’s perception of, and discrimination against, HIV-positive people. The AMA:

-Encourages vigorous enforcement of existing anti-discrimination
statutes, as well as incorporation of HIV in future federal legislation that addresses discrimination.

-Encourages medical staff to work closely with hospital administration and governing bodies to establish appropriate policies regarding HIV-positive patients.

-Supports consistency of federal and/or state laws with current medical and scientific knowledge including avoidance of any imposition of punishment based on health and disability status. 

-Encourages public education and understanding of the stigma created by HIV criminalization statutes. 

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