Policy on AIDS
The following Regulations are based upon current epidemiological data indicating that students or employees with AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HIV antibody test do not pose a health risk to other students and employees in an academic setting:
The Superintendent/President of
In order to dispel fears that safety risks exist
in a normal academic and employment environment, and to prevent the further
spread of AIDS,
If any student or employee is affected by AIDS,
4. Confidentiality of medical information relating to persons who have AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HIV antibody test shall be strictly maintained.† According to policy and law, personal information (which includes medical information) in District employee or student records cannot be released to the public in the absence of consent or appropriate legal process.
5. Students and employees with AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HIV antibody test shall be afforded normal classroom attendance, working conditions, and participation in co-curricular activities in an unrestricted manner as long as they are able.
7. Programs shall not be implemented to require screening of students and employees for AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HIV antibody test.† No persons shall be required to undergo testing for AIDS, ARC or the HIV antibody.
8. Students and employees with AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HIV antibody test will be given assistance, consistent with other illnesses, in obtaining appropriate medical care, education, and accommodation.
9. If an employee or student has concerns about the AIDS virus, that individual will be directed to Health Services to address these concerns.† Appropriate educational programs will be provided, as well as referrals to appropriate community agencies for those persons with continuing concerns about the disease.
10. The College Superintendent/President and all administrators are encouraged to schedule periodic staff development workshops for all employees to disseminate information and answer questions about AIDS.† These workshops should draw upon the expertise developed through the Chancellorís Task Force on AIDS and the Employee Development programs.
11. Evidence of freedom from AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HIV antibody test will not be part of the admission decision for prospective students or any employment decision for prospective employees.
12. There is no justification for, and will be no restriction of, access to the Library; the Campus Center; social, cultural and athletic events; dining areas; gymnasia; recreation facilities; and other common areas, of persons AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HIV antibody test.
14. Glendale Community College Health Services will continue to maintain communication links with County Health Agencies and community AIDS centers in order to obtain current medical and referral information.
15. The Allied Health program will develop guidelines for student contact with patients in order to minimize the risk of acquisition of infectious communicable diseases.† Students participating in field work experiences in community health care settings should be provided assurance by the training facility that it is in compliance with the California Public Health Serviceís guidelines for the handling of blood, blood products, and body fluids.