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Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998)

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Key Aspects of HIV/Aids and Employment

13. Management of HIV in the Workplace


1) The effective management of HIV/AIDS in the workplace requires an integrated strategy that includes, amongst others, the following elements:
1.) An understanding and assessment of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the workplace; and
1.) Long and short term measures to deal with and reduce this impact, including:
i) An HIV/AIDS Policy for the workplace
ii) HIV/AIDS Programmes, which would incorporate:
a) Ongoing sustained prevention of the spread of HIV among employees and their communities;
b) Management of employees with HIV so that they are able to work productively for as long as possible; and
c) Strategies to deal with the direct and indirect costs of HIV/AIDS in the workplace.