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HIV in the workplace
The impact of HIV and Aids on the workplace can be quite significant if the HIV positive employees are unaware of their status. The number of individuals staying off work will increase as will the amount of time spent away from work due to illness.
Discrimination of any sort against an HIV positive individual is prohibited in the work place. Informing your employer of your HIV status should not affect your development within your company. But it is a good idea to inform your employer of your situation and gain their support, rather than keep the information entirely to yourself and be labeled as an unreliable employee. Usually when people are aware of the reason behind something they are more open to supporting than they are to judging.
You are under no obligation to reveal your HIV status to anybody and neither is anybody with whom you have shared the facts of your situation allowed to divulge what you discuused with them in confidence.
The Positive impact of HIV management in the workplace