The HIV/ AIDS pandemic is one of the major killers in the world. Even though there is a decline in the prevalence rates and a high uptake of ARVs, the pandemic is still a major concern for employers.
The pandemic results in the loss of trained and skilled personnel, absenteeism by those who are infected and those who are affected, rising costs of Medicare, replacement recruitment and training as well as legal and management costs.
This one day program is done as part of the workplace policy and it is geared to increase awareness around HIV/AIDS issues so as to result in behavior change and voluntary testing.
Participants get a chance to ask their questions and learn how to effectively use preventive measures like male and female condoms. The demonstrations are always sensational.