Artists & Communicable Diseases

Performing Artists are often involved in scenes requiring physical contact, including kissing. What are the responsibilities of artists with HIV or Hepatitis B & C in such situations? And what are employers responsible for?

These are complicated questions and answering them involves considering employment law, criminal law and privacy legislation. The following information is intended to provide a brief overview of the issues.

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Cryptococcal Disease: Questions and Answers

Three page info sheet from the BC Centre for Disease Control outlining what Cryptococcal Disease is and how it can be prevented.

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Vocal Health for Performers: Your guide to a strong, clear, easy voice

This four page infosheet, penned by Shelagh Davies, a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with 20 years experience working with the voice and its disorders, provides information on how to maintain a strong, clear and easy voice.

Composed of two main components, the infosheet first provides information on the proper care and maintenance of your larynx, which includes keeping it properly hydrated. The second component covers earplugs.

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West Nile Virus Fact Sheet

You can contract West Nile Virus if you are bitten by an infected mosquito. West Nile disease is spread to humans and other mammals from mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds.

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