Employers take strategic approach to HIV challenge

More employers paying for anti-retroviral treatment and implementing regular prevalence testing and monitoring in the workplace
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/11/2005

South African employers are shifting away from education and awareness and focusing more on HIV/AIDS management programs as the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the workplace continues to increase dramatically, according to a recent survey.

In 2003, a survey conducted by Old Mutual found that on average 15 per cent of the South African workforce tested positive for HIV/AIDS. This year that number rose to 20 per cent of 300,000 employees surveyed.

The Old Mutual 2005