Bragdon v. Abbott: Who's In? Who's Out?
Aids & Public Policy Journal
Bragdon v. Abbott, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, HIV/AIDS
In the spring of 1998 the U.S. Supreme Court took on its first case involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was, coincidentally, its first HIV/AIDS case as well. The case was Bragdon v. Abbott (U.S. No. 97-156), and the legal issue was whether someone with asymptomatic HIV is considered "disabled" under the ADA, which protects people with disabilities from discrimination in employment, insurance, and services offered by business and government. This article examines the ramifications of this decision.
Dena S. Davis, Bragdon v. Abbott: Who's In? Who's Out?, 13 Aids & Public Policy Journal 99 (1998)