Family files suit over racially motivated HIV test

July 31, 1998
It began on a summer day with two boys from a dayschool program playing at a public pool in suburban Wheaton. The two -- one white, one black -- shared a snorkel.
      Two years later, the black boy and his mother are suing the program, saying its organizers pressured them into having the child tested for HIV and strep throat after the white boy's mother learned of the shared snorkel.
      The federal lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses Wheaton-based Outreach Community Ministries of racial discrimination, and says the group's officials broke state law by releasing the HIV test results to the other mother.