The business has a written policy on HIV/AIDS and other contagious and infectious diseases or this is included in the H&S policy of the business

What does this mean?

  • This policy can either be a stand-alone, or included  in your H&S policy.
  • This policy needs to include a strategy on how to deal with employees who have HIV/AIDS or any other infectious or contagious disease and how precautions are taken in all areas of the business to ensure that other employees or customers are not harmed.
  • The policy needs to include support mechanisms for such employees.
  • Most importantly the policy needs to include how any information shared in terms of this is treated confidentially.

What do I do?

  • You can find an example on a HIV/AIDS and other contagious and infectious diseases policy in the Resource Centre.