An HIV-positive man says in a federal lawsuit that he was wrongly removed from his job as a St. Louis-area air ambulance paramedic because of his illness.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Clinton Moore alleges in his St. Louis lawsuit that the decision by Air Evac Lifeteam to reassign him to a dispatch center was driven by "misconceptions, outdated beliefs, and irrational fears."

Insisting he poses no threat, Moore accuses Air Evac of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Missouri Human Rights Act.

Air Evac counters in a statement that it "strongly believes its actions were in full compliance with the law and in keeping with its commitment to patient safety and to treating its employees fairly."