Trinidad and Tobago Parliament to Consider Policy Aimed at Protecting HIV-Positive People in Workplace
April 3, 2008
A draft policy on HIV/AIDS in the workplace will soon be given to Trinidad and Tobago's Parliament, Labor Minister Rennie Dumas announced recently, Caribbean Net News reports. According to Dumas, the policy aims to protect the rights of people living with HIV while at their workplaces. Although Trinidad and Tobago during the past six years had increased its efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, one recent report found that stigma and discrimination associated with the disease remains a significant challenge, according to Net News. The government hopes that enacting laws on HIV/AIDS in the workplace will begin in part to address some of these issues, Net News reports (Cummings, Caribbean Net News, 4/1).
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