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Q. 18 What should be the elements of HIV/AIDS policy/programme at the workplace?
Ans. Ø   HIV status of a person should not be criterion for either employing people or keeping them in employment.
Ø   There should be no discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA).
Ø   HIV status of people should be kept confidential.
Ø   Workplace should have HIV prevention, care and support programme.
Ø   As women are more vulnerable and HIV affects women more adversely, the gender dimension should be suitable addressed.
v   “The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work”, provides guidelines for developing policy and programmes at the workplace. This can be viewed at www.ilo.org/hivaidsindia.