Student-Handbook-11-12.2

The condentiality of any person with hiv and aids

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Unformatted text preview: infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Persons who are HIV-positive or who live with AIDS are susceptible to bacteria, fungi, and diseases that would not normally affect others as adversely. The virus breaks down and eventually destroys the immune system. Currently, there is no cure for HIV or AIDS; therefore, comprehensive education is recognized as the key strategy in AIDS prevention. The university is taking an active role in making current information available to the members of its community about the transmission of HIV and the means to minimize the risk of developing AIDS. George Mason University will have an educated constituency that is aware of prevention, risk behaviors, coping strategies, and other related issues surrounding HIV and supportive of HIV prevention. The HIV/AIDS Education Program has been developed to accomplish this task. Goals of the education program include information distribution about prevention and risk reduction of HIV and AIDS. Developmen...
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