“ HIV/AIDS IN THE WORKPLACE ”. III Hemispheric Workshop on Occupational Health and Safety Cuzco, Peru, October 21 and 22, 2008 . Response of the Government of Honduras to the problem of HIV/AIDS. Background
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“HIV/AIDS IN THE WORKPLACE”
III Hemispheric Workshop on
Occupational Health and Safety
Cuzco, Peru, October 21 and 22, 2008
Presentation of project
San Pedro Sula: 2/9/04
Placement of condom dispensers and information displays
Brochures and posters on STIs, HIV/AIDS, condom use, and the Special Law on HIV/AIDS
242 workers trained as multipliers
49,000 workers had access to informationon HIV/AIDS, STIs, the legal framework, and condom use
90 workers received rapid testing, with informed consent
12 media outlets provided support in bringing the project to society
Incorporation of the HIV/AIDS component in the Diploma Program on Workplace Risk Prevention (UNAH–STSS-AECI)
46 information displays
47 condom dispensers
Elimination of the HIV testing requirement in internal company regulations
Mechanism for advising and monitoring of workers and employers on HIV/AIDS and labor rights, established in the STSS. 22 workers received care.
Guaranteeing the right to work. Therefore, no working person or public or private sector employee may be terminated because of HIV infection or contraction of AIDS
Article 53 HIV/AIDS
Employers may not prevent or restrict their workers or employees infected with HIV or ill with AIDS from receiving the necessary medical care.
Employers may not dismiss, punish, degrade, or reduce the wages of their HIV-infected employees.
Article 54 HIV/AIDS
HIV-positive workers or employees are not obliged to report their serological condition, provided this does not imply a risk of infecting other individuals.
HIV-positive status does not invalidate inherent acquired insurance coverage rights.
Interview with Occupational Medicine physician
Coordination with SH inspectors, social worker, and legal advisor
2. Workplace investigation
Labor rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS (labor code and HIV/AIDS law)
2. Company is informed of the results of the investigation
Office of the Prosecutor for Labor
SS, STSS, IHSS, persons living with HIV/AIDS, Care, Open Door, Doctors without Borders, FITH, Bolsa Samaritana, CONADEH, AHM
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