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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Appendix C: HIV/AIDS : C.2 Model Workplace Guidelines for Businesses, State Agencies, and State Contractors : C.2.4 Why Have Guidelines

Employers should develop and carry out policies and education programs concerning potentially limiting medical conditions before a crisis arises. Such policies and education programs help reduce employees’ fears and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS and help to:
Provide current and accurate scientific evidence that people with HIV infection do not pose a risk of transmitting the virus to coworkers through ordinary workplace contact.
Provide specific and ongoing education and equipment to employees in health-care settings who are at risk of exposure to HIV, and to assure that appropriate infection-control procedures are used.

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