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A county-run hospital in New York has agreed to hire an HIV-infected pharmacist with no restrictions on his activities, ending a six-year legal battle that jeopardized $107 million in federal funding.
The unidentified pharmacist is entitled to back pay, legal fees and benefits under the settlement approved by the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
The pharmacist, who is in his 30s, was at the board meeting and said afterward he probably would take the job at Westchester County Medical Center. He currently works for another hospital. "It was worth the fight," he said.
The battle began in 1986 when the man applied for …