Japan Finds The Silent Treatment Is Poor Therapy

It took only one phone call last October to devastate the 33-year-old Japanese software engineer. He was summoned from Southeast Asia back to Tokyo where his boss told him: You're HIV-positive--oh, and you're fired. A doctor running a health check had tested him for HIV without his consent. "It's unbelievably cruel," says Tsutomu Shimizu, the attorney for the engineer.

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