Carnegie Mellon University

Policy on AIDS in the Carnegie Mellon Environment

This policy is available on-line:

The following is a summary of the policy.

Policy Statement

Carnegie Mellon University recognizes the serious nature of the public health problems associated with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Carnegie Mellon views AIDS as it does any other chronic illness and therefore does not approve of and will take action against cases of discrimination or harassment based on a person’s actual or suspected Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status. Carnegie Mellon will exercise full, reasonable care to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff and students and will offer ongoing education and support services as part of this commitment. This policy is consistent with and acts in conjunction with applicable federal, state and local laws, including ADA and OSHA standards, as well as university policies relating to harassment, discrimination, workplace accommodation and related university services. It may be revised as more facts about the disease are learned.

For information on penalties for violations, educational awareness, health service, HIV testing and additional information on this policy, please consult the Web address cited above.

AIDS Resources

Allegheny County Health Department, 412-687-ACHD (2243)
542 Fourth Avenue Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Carnegie Mellon University, Counseling and Psychological Services, 412-268-2922
1060 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Carnegie Mellon University Health Services, 412-268-2157
1060 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Men’s Study, 412-624-2008
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
P.O. Box 7319, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment, 412-647-7228
DeSoto and O’Hara, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

National HIV/AIDS Information Service, 800-232-4636
24-hour hotline/United States Centers for Disease Control

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, 412-345-7456
5913 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

PERSAD Center, 412-441-9786
5301 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201


If you have any questions concerning this policy or its intent, contact:

Beth Kotarski, Director of Health Services, 412-268-2157

Gina Casalegno, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, 412-268-2075

Michelle Piekutowski, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, 412-268-5523