Posted on October 20, 2017
"A Georgia state lawmaker — the wife of former Trump health secretary Tom Price — is drawing condemnation for suggesting that people with HIV might be quarantined to curb the spread of the infectious disease.
Republican state Rep. Betty Price, a former anesthesiologist who represents people living in the northern Atlanta area, asked in a hearing this week 'what are we legally able to do' to limit the spread of HIV throughout the state.
'I don’t want to say the quarantine word — but I guess I just said it,' Price said to Dr. Pascale Wortley, director of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s HIV epidemiology section. 'Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition, so we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. … Are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?'"