An HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy for the Education Sector in Southern Africa

The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for addressing HIV and AIDS as a workplace issue in education sector institutions and services through social dialogue processes, complementing other national workplace or overall education sector policies where they exist. The Policy covers the following key areas of action: prevention of HIV through workplace prevention, education and training programmes; reduction of vulnerability arising from unequal gender and staff/student (or learner) relationships; elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status and adherence to the rights of infected or affected staff and students; care, treatment and support of staff and students who are infected and/or affected by HIV and AIDS; management and mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS in education institutions; safe, healthy and non-violent work and study environments.