Scots guide to demystify HIV in the workplace

NHS
Health Scotland is launching a guide to HIV in the workplace.

The
guide, Positively Employed, gives practical advice to employers and
highlights many of the issues surrounding the employment of HIV positive
workers.

The
booklet discusses:


How HIV and BBV (blood-borne viruses) affect all of us.


The specific support that people with HIV and BBV need at work.


The legal responsibilities employers have towards people with HIV and other
BBVs.


Simple, inexpensive measures that employers can put in place to protect the
health of all employees and where they can go for further help.

Miriam
O’Connor, workplace programmes manager at NHS Health Scotland, said:
"Employers have a responsibility to non-HIV positive staff to keep them
safe, but they must also make sure that any person who might be HIV positive is
not made to feel any kind of discrimination, bullying or harassment.

"This
leaflet will help to dispel the many myths about how you catch HIV in the
workplace."

The
guide is available from December 1.

www.hebs.com/services/pubs/pubtitles.cfm

By Quentin Reade

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