International conference on health, safety and environment in oil and gas exploration and production. New Orleans LA (USA), 1996/06/09.
AIDS (Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome) was first described almost 20 years ago.
Transmission was found to be basically by blood, sex and eventually during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Originally thought to be a disease which affected only drug users and homosexuals it has now become a predominantly heterosexual affection.
AIDS will attain millions of individuals by the year 2000.
With no known cure and no preventive vaccination, this disease has already reached epidemic proportions and will continue to wreak death and illness for many years to come, particularly in the poorer nations, where health campaigns and prevention are complicated by cultural and socio-economic factors.
A large oilfield service company working in a multitude of countries, with over 50,000 employees representing more than 80 nationalities is faced, just as all other employers, with the ever growing risk and consequences of the AIDS epidemic among its work force and their families.
In this paper we have studied the attitudes with regards to this disease within our local and international staff population and detailed the measures taken by the company as well as its approach to this problem from a medical, legal, economic, and insurance point of view. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Compagnie pétrolière, Politique sanitaire, Prévention, Education santé, Séropositivité, Confidentialité, Dépistage, Entreprise multinationale, Employé, Homme, Aide financière, Médecine travail, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Oil company, Health policy, Prevention, Health education, Seropositivity, Confidentiality, Medical screening, Multinational corporation, Employee, Human, Financial assistance, Occupational medicine, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0069559
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 21/05/1997.