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Indian State of Maharashtra to Adopt Workplace Policy Aimed at Reducing Discrimination Against HIV-Positive People

November 22, 2006

The western Indian state of Maharashtra on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day 2006, is expected to announce the country's first policy to reduce discrimination against HIV-positive people in the workplace, Reuters reports. The policy -- which will cover recruitment, transfers and promotions -- first will be implemented in state government offices, according to Maharashtra health secretary Vijay Satbir Singh. After a few months, private firms, which are not required to follow provisions against discrimination in the Indian constitution, will be asked to adopt the policy. "Authorities who know about the HIV-positive status of an employee would be required to keep it confidential," Singh said. Maharashtra, the wealthiest Indian state, has approximately 650,000 HIV-positive people (Reuters, 11/20).

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