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Document ID (ISN)109910
CIS number 09-944
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dreger M.
Title ACOEM guidance statement - HIV and AIDS at the workplace
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.51, No.2, p.243-250. 82 ref.
Abstract This guidance statement of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) addresses general issues of HIV and AIDS in the workplace. AIDS and HIV present tremendous challenges to infected individuals seeking to remain productive in the workplace, to employers coping with the special needs of such individuals and to physicians who treat and counsel exposed or infected personnel. Occupational physicians should strive to ensure that employers are familiar with legislation and guidelines protecting the rights of infected employees, and adopt workplace policies applying to employees with HIV infection or AIDS. Where there is potential for occupational HIV exposure, occupational physicians should assure that adequate training is provided concerning exposure, prevention and treatment.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; USA; industrial physicians; occupational medicine; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) health programmes; responsibilities of employers; legal aspects; role of management; medical supervision; medical examinations; employee rights; infectious diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Occupational health services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases