The A&M System has policies, regulations, and educational programs to help employees better understand the medical, legal, administrative and ethical issues surrounding AIDS/HIV. An HIV-infected employee will remain employed as long as he or she meets job performance standards and does not engage in activities on the job the current scientific information indicates may expose others to risk of transmission. This right is protected by law. Testing for HIV will not be done without the employee's consent until required by law. HIV test results will be reported in compliance with all applicable statutory requirements. All medical documentation or information provided by an HIV-infected person will be kept confidential.
Current scientific and medical technology has determined that HIV is not transmitted through routine daily contact. Employees are not at risk of exposure to HIV through: casual contact, use of equipment, use of restrooms, eating or cooking facilities or water fountains; the environment, or donating blood during blood drives.