The first response of Universitys and universities to the epidemic of HIV infection
must be education. Saint Augustine’s University, therefore, is committed to
educating its students, faculty and staff about AIDS and HIV infection. The
primary purposes are to (1) prevent the spread of the infection by supporting
positive behaviors that reduce the risk of infection; and (2) provide support for
those who are infected with HIV. These educational goals should emphasize the
distinction between the real risks of HIV transmission and unnecessary concerns
based on false assumptions regarding HIV infection.
Students or employees of the University who may become infected with the
AIDS virus will not be excluded from enrollment or employment, or restricted in
their access to University services or facilities, unless medically-based judgment
in individual cases establishes that exclusion or restriction is necessary for
the welfare of the individual or other members of the University community.
Individual with the AIDS virus will be expected to maintain appropriate health
practices in relationship to other members of the Saint Augustine’s community.
The medical, scientific, and legal understanding of AIDS and HIV infection
is still evolving. In order to respond to the challenges of HIV infection with
sensitivity, flexibility, and the best and most current medical, scientific, and
legal information available, it is the policy of Saint Augustine’s University to
review, evaluate, and respond on an individual case-by-case basis to any known
instances of HIV infection among the members of the University community.
Such individual review, evaluation, and response shall, at a minimum, take into
consideration applicable federal and state laws; the recommendations of the
U.S. Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American
University Health Association; other relevant medical, scientific, and legal
literature; the expressed desires and opinions of the individual with HIV infection
and of such individual’s personal physician; and the University’s commitment to
the protection, to the extent possible, of both the public health and individual
The University reserves the right to request that a student with a highly
communicable disease leave the campus immediately and remain away until
he/she is medically deemed no longer contagious. The University
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