ERIC Number: ED332101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
AIDS/HIV Infection and the Workplace: NIDA Workgroup Report.
National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
In October 1989, the Division of Applied Research of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) convened a panel of experts to assess whether the basic principles and approaches that have been used in the development of workplace drug abuse programs and community acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) education programs can be applied to addressing employer and employee needs regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS in the workplace. This document lists NIDA workgroup members, examines the issues addressed by the workgroup, and discusses workgroup recommendations. A section on background looks at HIV in the United States, AIDS in the workplace, various workplace responses and approaches, and drugs in the workplace. A section on issues addressed by the workgroup includes discussions of the economic impact of HIV/AIDS, the need to develop resources for small businesses, employee assistance programs, intervention strategies, barriers to developing workplace initiatives, the interface of HIV infection and drug abuse, evaluation, and future issues. The section on recommendations poses three basic questions still to be answered: (1) what interventions are actually delivered; (2) whether the interventions make a difference; and (3) what interventions or variations work better. References and a list of resources are included. Discussions of corporate, union, and federal initiatives are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.