n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - When being positive is a negative : : case notes

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



People living with HIV/AIDS are one of the most vulnerable groups living within our society. Even though there is anti-discrimination legislation in South Africa prohibiting discrimination on the basis of HIV status, the prejudice shown and stereotypical behaviour of society practised against this vulnerable group continue. False perceptions and lack of knowledge fuel the stigma and discrimination attached to this disease. Widespread discrimination on the basis of HIV/AIDS in South Africa has led to extensive comment in labour law and constitutional jurisprudence.

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