It is estimated that 1 in 300 individuals in the United States is infected with HIV. When your employee discloses that he or she is HIV positive, will you know how to respond in a manner that is legal, fair, and consistent with current medical information?
Today, more people are living longer with HIV. Since HIV infection became a reportable condition in California on July 1, 2002, Los Angeles County officials estimate that more than 45,000 people are infected with HIV and more than 17,227 persons live with AIDS countywide. Many people with HIV who are of working age, are managing their health better, and are either staying on the job or returning to work after recovering from disabling symptoms of AIDS.
One in six large U.S. work sites (with more than 50 employees) and 1 in 16 small U.S. work sites (fewer than 50 employees) have been faced with addressing issues associated with an employee who has HIV or AIDS.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, new HIV infections are on the rise. The majority of those infected are young adults between the ages of 25 and 44. Half of the nation's 121 million workers are in this age group. The workplace is required to operate within state and federal laws regarding confidentiality of medical information and nondiscrimination.
The workplace can be affected by HIV/AIDS in many ways, therefore, both supervisors and workers need to know the scope of their rights and responsibilities in regard to reasonable accommodation, discrimination, confidentiality, universal safety precautions, insurance and other healthcare issues.
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