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Nigerian Will Not Tolerate Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Workers

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HIV-Positive Workers

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Nigerian Labor Minister Hassan Muhammad Lawal on Monday at theAfrica-Middle East Regional HIV/AIDS and Wellness Conference said hiscountry's government would not tolerate discrimination againstHIV-positive workers, Nigeria's Daily Trust reports (Gulloma, Daily Trust,9/25). Lawal said that HIV-positive people are productive and cancontribute to the economy. He added that discrimination against peopleliving with HIV/AIDS is "against fundamental principles and rights atwork."

Lawal praised British American Tobacco'sefforts to implement national work-force policy on HIV/AIDS and calledon other businesses to implement the policy. Kervel du Toit, thecompany's human resource director in Africa and the Middle East, saidBAT's campaign against HIV/AIDS in the workplace had increased workers'productivity and wellness (John, Leadership/AllAfrica.com, 9/25). Lawal added that employers should involve workers in the implementation of HIV prevention and education programs (Daily Trust, 9/25).

Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view theentire Kaiser DailyHIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery at kaisernetwork.org/email . TheKaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service ofThe Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.