A PROFILE OF AN “IDEAL” HIV AND AIDS WORKPLACE PROGRAMME: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Annemarie Naude, Mike Weyers

Abstract


The HIV and AIDS pandemic is having a significant impact on South Africa’s public and
private sectors. Because it primarily affects working-age adults, its impact is seen in an increase
in absenteeism and sick leave, a faster staff turnover rate due to early deaths, more employees
placed on disability pensions, lowered staff morale and greater pressure on employee benefits
funds (Department of Labour, 2003). To counteract these trends, the workplace has a vital role
to play in preventing infection amongst staff members and to deal effectively with those who
do become infected. This usually takes the form of an HIV and AIDS workplace programme

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