HIV/AIDS Employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Their Impact on Small Business


  • D. Lynn Hoffman University of Northern Colorado
  • Sharon Clinebell University of Northern Colorado


This article examines the AIDS  epidemic and the Americans  with Disabilities  Act  (ADA) as they impact on small businesses. A recent Supreme Court ruling provides extensive ADA protection for employees with HIV/AIDS. New therapies now allow HIV/AIDS  victims to live longer and many want to work. Because some stereotypes about the disease exist, many small businesses are unaware that the ADA protects these employees and may violate their civil rights. The article examines this ADA protection and provides a sample policy for small businesses.


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How to Cite

HIV/AIDS Employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Their Impact on Small Business. (2000). Journal of Small Business Strategy (archive Only), 11(1), 50-63.