Nowhere are these misconceptions and fears greater manifested than in the workplace, where after plus years of HIV knowledge managers are still discriminating against HIV-positive employees, in violation of the law. Although most employers are well aware of the law, many are still making mistakes that can lead to costly discrimination lawsuits.
A 33 year old black African female with a young 5 year old child.
She was diagnosed as HIV positive as part of pregnancy screening. The very first person I told was my sister and I had to tell her because she was working in my hospital then. And she… the midwives that were going to be working with me are people she knew, and they knew me as her sister and all that.
So there was no way I could keep it away from her. So I had to tell her, she was OK with it because she apparently had been working with a lot of women. She had been working with… she knew of a lot of women with HIV coming in, but she was very shocked.
She was saying oh because we have a lot of people from Uganda and Zambia, from East Africa, again you know, which is true, it's a higher number from that side you know.
And she said not really… she's never come across someone from our country and all that. So she was shocked about my diagnosis. But she was quite good, she was… And I've never had any problems with going to her home and not… people have had experiences of going to people's homes, and using their cups, and then the cup disappears, yeah.
And people have been told not to come out of chairs, when they sit in a chair, they say stay there you know, that kind of thing. But my sister she wasn't, she's not like that, she wasn't like that, and she still isn't like that now.
So that was helpful because she wasn't ignorant about it, yeah. Health care and employment Although HIV specialist health staff were often highly valued, many of the people we talked to said that other kinds of health workers did not understand the virus, or discriminated against them.
There were also concerns that some not all employers still discriminate against people with HIV, despite new anti-discrimination laws the Equality Act. Audio only Text only.Discrimination Based on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Conditions: "Disability" as Defined Under Federal and State Law.
Authors. David W. Webber. Recommended Citation. David W. Webber, Discrimination Based on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Conditions: "Disability" as Defined Under Federal and State Law, 3 J. H ealth C are L. & P ol'y Most Popular. The good thing is that the DDA, you know the Disability Discrimination Act which the government has brought in place, that's really helped because HIV positive people have been included in it.
So if the employers throw HIV positive people out it can be taken to court now. In addition, the surgeon will establish a non-discrimination policy, make reasonable modifications to his procedures to avoid discrimination against individuals living with HIV/AIDS, receive comprehensive training, implement patient grievance procedures, and inform patients of their right to file a .
Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: Should Those With Developmental Disabilities Be Able to Work (dyslexia, autism, blindness, deafness, down syndrome, etc.)?
/5(13). There are different types of disabilities, some type of disabilities are; mental disability, physical disability, learning disability and socializing disability. These disabilities are seen as weakness in our society that hence contribute to the stereotype that leads to the discrimination against the disabled.
Disability and AIDS: an emerging concern that cannot be ignored 6 December , New York. It’s estimated that about 10% of the world’s population, million people, have a disability.