AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B Infection

The University of Texas at Tyler recognizes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) as serious public health threats and is committed to encouraging an informed and educated response to issues and questions concerning AIDS, HIV, and HBV. In furtherance of its commitment UT Tyler has adopted a policy and procedural steps to protect both the rights and well-being of those students, employees, and patients who may be infected with HIV or HBV as well as to prevent the spread of infection. No individual with HIV or HBV infection will be discriminated against in employment, admission to academic programs, health benefits, or access to facilities. Students with HIV or HBV infection may attend all classes without restriction, as long as they are physically and mentally able to participate and perform assigned work and pose no health risks to others. All information regarding the medical status of UT Tyler faculty, staff, and students is confidential.

A complete copy of the AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B Infection policy can be found in the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter 2, Sec. 2.9.1. This policy is applicable to all students of UT Tyler as they pursue their academic (and clinical) endeavors. A brochure is available to all students on request by phoning UT Tyler at (903) 566-7079.