Appeals court to consider HIV-infected man's case 

A federal appeals court is considering whether Atlanta police rejected a job applicant because he has HIV.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear oral arguments on Wednesday on the case of a 40-year-old former investigator with the city of Los Angeles who claims Atlanta refused to hire him because he had the virus.

Atlanta attorneys counter that a doctor recommended not hiring the man because he posed a health threat to the public, not because they have a policy against hiring anyone with HIV.

The lawsuit was filed in 2010 under the pseudonym Richard Roe because he believes disclosing his condition could prevent him from other job opportunities.

Similar lawsuits have surfaced before, but they were either dismissed by judges or settled out of court.

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