Updated 03 December 2015

Action point


Did you know that, regarding HIV positive people and the workforce, those who are infected with HIV must by law receive the same benefits (in all matters affecting sick leave, disability, medical aid, pension funds and death) that are applicable to members who are not infected with HIV?

Also, no HIV-positive employee is compelled to disclose their HIV status to their employer, and the law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations – such as flexible working hours, rest periods, adapted duties, or extended sick pay with reduced (or no) pay – to help employees who are incapacitated on the grounds of ill health to keep their jobs.

Read up more on the rights of the HIV positive in SA.

Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.