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ACLU sues state over inmate HIV policy

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    The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Alabama over its policy of segregating HIV positive inmates from other prisoners.
    The trial is set to begin Monday at the federal courthouse in Montgomery.  The lead attorney in the case for the ACLU, says HIV is now controlled by medicine and is no longer the death sentence it was once considered.  She says continuing to isolate HIV inmates is "absurd."
    Alabama and South Carolina are the only states that continue the practice.
    The Department of Corrections is not commenting on the case before the start of the trial.

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