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AIDS Policy Statement 

Bemidji State University has developed a policy statement on Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is based upon recommendations from the United States Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and the American College Health Association. The AIDS virus (Human Immunodeficiency Virus / HIV) is transmitted by intimate sexual contact and by exposure to contaminated blood. Current knowledge indicates that students and employees that are infected with HIV do not present a risk to others in an academic or work setting. Therefore, students and employees with HIV infection will be permitted full access to the University as long as they are physically and mentally able to function in that role. Because no two situations are identical, the University will respond to each case based upon its particular facts. 

Bemidji State University's primary response to AIDS is educational. An HIV Task Force promotes educational and support efforts that will help prevent the spread of the virus. For information about AIDS or the HIV Task Force, contact the Student Center for Health and Counseling (755-2053).