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The Kofu District Court on Tuesday ordered the city to pay 1 million yen in damages to the parents of a deceased Thai woman after a municipal hospital refused to operate on her because she was infected with HIV.

According to the ruling, the woman fractured her back in a fall from the second floor of a building in December 1992, but the Kofu Municipal Hospital did not operate on her after a blood test showed she was HIV-positive.

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