Namibian businesses in denial about HIV/AIDS: Report

Only 30 per cent of African country's businesses have done HIV prevalence tests
||Last Updated: 05/15/2008

The issue of HIV/AIDS has not yet been given the prominence it needs by the business community in Namibia and many private sector companies are still in denial about HIV/AIDS in the workplace, according to a new report.

PricewatershouseCoopers surveyed business leaders in Namibia and found many believe employees are highly educated and therefore not at risk of being affected by HIV/AIDS

"Misperception still exists about the disease not being a threat to the companies, for various reasons. In several instances this was coupled with perception that it is therefore the government's responsibility to address HIV and AIDS," stated the report