Home > Medical > HIV/Aids > Legal issues Legal issues All sections in HIV/Aids » About HIV/Aids » Basic Information » Counselling » Political Stances » Disease Prevention » HIV and ... » HIV in the Body » HIV+. what now? » Legal Issues » Management of HIV/Aids » Multimedia » HIV/Aids News » Nutrition and Aids » Real-life Story » Symptoms & Diseases » Testing » The Caregiver » The SA culture » Transmission of HIV » When Aids sets in » Women and HIV HIV+? Get life cover Over 5 million South Africans live with HIV/Aids. Until recently, getting life cover just wasn’t an option. Now it is. Sex work and the law The decriminalisation of sex work is not only about human rights, but could also be a valuable tool in the fight against HIV, experts say. Non-disclosure of HIV status may constitute rape Sexually active, HIV-positive South Africans may soon be held accountable for rape if they do not disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners. Assess Your HIV risk » Test Your HIV/Aids knowledge » Talk HIV Talk forum » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Finding the cure for Aids HIV/Aids Timeline A. The Constitution and the legal framework The Bill of Rights (which is part of the South African Constitution) enunciates a number of basic human rights which apply to all citizens and which therefore also protect people living with HIV/AIDS. C. Specific application of the law Employers may not discriminate against HIV-positive employees or victimise them in any way. B. The basic rights of people living with HIV/Aids People living with HIV infection and AIDS should have the same basic rights and responsibilities as those which apply to all citizens of the country. D. Management and policy issues The Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 requires that employers (as far as it is reasonably practicable) create a safe working environment. It is also the responsibility of employers to develop policies and programmes to educate and protect their employees. This is not only a legal obligation: it is also an ethical obligation. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.