Friday, April 25, 2014

‘Hepa B is not hindrance for work’

Employers should neither isolate nor discriminate workers who are Hepatitis B virus (HBV) positive.

The Hepatology Society of the Philippines (HSP) strongly voiced out this concern on how employers hire workers for their company or organization by restricting those who are inflicted with HBV.

The “Guidelines on the Evaluation of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Positive Workers for Employment” by  HSP intends to balance out the risk of spreading the HBV transmission and losing skilled workers because of this hindrance. Many HBV-positive workers are denied employment because of the misconceptions and lack of knowledge about the disease.

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