Whereas Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a life-threatening viral disease which has reached epidemic proportions in California and is now a significant public health concern, and
Whereas there is an urgent need to provide adequate and accurate information about the disease, to respond in a humane and fair manner to those afflicted by this virus, and to establish policies which address the medical, personal, administrative, and legal issues associated with this disease, and
Whereas the California State University and the University of California have developed system-wide policies and guidelines related to AIDS, and
Whereas the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges have not implemented a system-wide policy comparable to the UC and CSU policies,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to adopt a system-wide policy which at a minimum requires that each college:
1. Develop and implement a comprehensive AIDS virus education program for students and employees.
2. Insure that students and employees with AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HTLV-Ill Antibody Test be allowed normal classroom attendance, working conditions, and participation in curricular and extracurricular activities in an unrestricted manner as long as they are physically able.
3. Prohibit the establishment of any screening requirements of students or employees for AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III Antibody Test.
4. Maintain, except for legally required reporting, confidentiality of medical condition.