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Title: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Guidelines for Texas Adult Probation Departments
Corporate Author: Texas Adult Probation Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Texas Adult Probation Cmssn
Austin, TX 78711
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines are intended for use by adult probation departments in Texas in handling issues related to probationers and HIV testing, the confidentiality of information related to HIV testing, liability, workplace policies related to HIV and HIV-related conditions, education and training, and precautions to prevent HIV transmission.
Abstract: Texas law prohibits routine mandatory testing for HIV infection. Information related to testing is also confidential. Both civil and criminal penalties may be imposed for violations of the testing and confidentiality provisions. All probation departments are encouraged to develop policies providing for continued employment of employees who test positive for HIV and to provide ongoing HIV education and training for all staff and probationers. Departments should maintain a safe work environment, recognizing that staff are rarely exposed to situations where viral transmission is possible. However, staff should assume that every probationer or area to be searched may possess a sharp object that is potentially infectious and should follow specific steps for cleaning and decontamination. The guidelines are intended for use as technical assistance and are not linked to the distribution of State aid. Appended medical and legal information, glossary, lists of resources, and results of a statewide survey are included.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention
Index Term(s): HIV antibody test; Probation; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Texas
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