With minimal accommodation, people with HIV productive employees

Charlie Sheen’s revelation puts disease in spotlight, highlights lingering stigma
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/11/2015

It wasn’t exactly earth-shattering, but when American actor Charlie Sheen recently revealed he had HIV, the news made headlines around the world — and also generated plenty of chatter.


That’s probably because the disease still carries a certain stigma, unlike other episodic disabilities such as multiple sclerosis or diabetes, because it can be transmitted through sexual activity and sharing needles.