Individuals who have HIV often have to deal with discrimination and stigma from people who do not understand their disease. Misunderstanding can make it difficult for you and others with HIV to lead normal lives and exist without fear of discriminatory treatment. If you have this sickness, you have the right to live and work without marginalization.
If you have HIV, you may have experienced some of these complications yourself. Prejudice, mistreatment and negative attitudes directed at people with HIV are often the result of misinformation, incorrect perceptions and wrong assumptions. Florida employers and others should strive to educate themselves and treat people with HIV with dignity, respecting their personal rights.