Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a significant health issue in the United States. Since the AIDS virus is not transmitted by the kind of nonsexual person-to-person contact that generally takes place among employees and students in the campus setting, there is no medically established basis for not wanting to work with fellow employees or students who have been or are suspected of being infected with the AIDS virus. Therefore, employees or students with AIDS or HIV infection should be treated as any other employee or student.
All existing personnel rules and policies regarding employment, working conditions, hiring, dismissal, sick leave, disability, and related matters must apply to individuals with AIDS on the same basis as for persons having other diseases or conditions which may incapacitate them for work or otherwise affect job performance. See BOR Policy Manual 4.28.