Student Services Manual (SSM)

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Effective: 2/3/1986

Revised: 7/1/2007

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SSM 106–02: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

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Purpose

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To restate Arizona State University’s policies assuring nondiscriminatory services to persons with HIV infection in all university programs and activities

To create an aware, sensitive climate in the campus community that is inclusive of persons with HIV infections

and

To reduce the occurrence of HIV infection through active, effective educational programs

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Sources

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Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control
Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual - 5-206
American College Health Association
University policy

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Applicability

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All students and employees

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Policy

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Guidelines

The university shall follow all relevant health and safety guidelines as issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other appropriate agencies. Relevant employees will receive appropriate training. The university will seek current guidance from reliable medical sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when specific information is needed.

Confidentiality of all student and employee records shall be maintained in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local law, including the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as well as all applicable Board of Regents’ and university policies. In accordance with these laws and policies, medical records will be maintained separately from student education records or employee personnel files.

Persons with HIV infection shall be accorded the same treatment as other students, employees, and members of the public, except to the extent different treatment is required when:

  1. a reasonable accommodation has been requested and approved consistent with the ADA or university policy,

    or

  2. a direct threat to the health or safety exists to the person and/or others as defined and limited by the Americans with Disabilities Act. In these rare cases, the university’s disability and nondiscrimination procedures will be followed prior to any such unique treatment.

Appropriate university units will work cooperatively to conduct effective educational programs creating awareness about HIV infection, its modes of transmission and prevention, and increased sensitivity to persons with HIV infection.

Persons with HIV infection who are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the university policies and procedures or other accommodations may contact the ADA/504 coordinator for information or assistance.

Persons who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of HIV infection are protected under university policies of nondiscrimination and may contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Human Resources, to file a complaint or for other assistance.

The president of the university shall appoint a person whose responsibility it shall be to assure and coordinate the implementation of these guidelines.

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Cross-References

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For information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, see SSM 107–01, “Release of Student Information.”

For information on ASU immunization policies, see SSM 106–01, “Immunization Requirements.”

For information on withdrawal from courses for medical reasons, see:

  1. SSM 201–08, “Withdrawal from Classes—General Policy”

    and

  2. SSM 201–09, “Withdrawal from Classes for Medical/Compassionate Reasons.”

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