NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A hotel has reached an out-of-court settlement with a waiter who was fired after telling co-workers his roommate had AIDS, but all parties agreed not to divulge terms of the settlement, an official said Saturday.

William Krause of New Orleans had filed suit against the New Orleans Hilton in February, alleging he was fired after providing test results that showed he hadn't been exposed to the deadly disease.

In the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Krause demanded reinstatement and $57,000 in back pay.

Hilton lawyer Stanley Weiner of Dallas, while not commenting on specifics of the settlement, said Friday that the Hilton ''doesn't admit any liability by entering into the agreement.''

ACLU Director Martha Kegel said Saturday that she was pleased with the settlement and said employers were moving rapidly to settle similar lawsuits around the nation.

''Discrimination against a person who has AIDS is no different than discrimination against a person who has lung cancer,'' Kegel said.