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Businesses can't forget about HIV; it's a company factor tough a reaction now and influencing long term strategic making plans. HIV an infection between staff poses an important probability to operational balance and destiny profitability. This examine outlines how 3 significant businesses working in South Africa have famous either the demanding situations HIV poses and their ethical responsibility of care, and feature carried out courses to regard and deal with staff and their households.

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There is strong leadership from senior management and their governing boards, and partnership with a wide range of other stakeholders—local and national government, civil society (including nongovernmental and community-based organizations), and medical and academic research institutions. The HIV and AIDS programmes in all three companies are led by strong charismatic individuals, all of whom are wholly committed to their work and are not afraid to argue their case and speak their minds to top management.

It has developed and implemented broad educational and awareness programmes in all its operations, and increasingly focused on care, support, and treatment. Since 1995, it has also addressed the underlying social issues that drive the epidemic, such as the long-term separation of men from their families, the migrant labour systems, and gender-based inequalities. ‘BHP Billiton’s response to HIV and AIDS … is designed not merely to address the disease and its consequences, but is rather aimed at changing the fundamental social factors that underpin the epidemic.

The company says that, in general, these programmes have been well supported and have given all the sites involved a clear understanding of the prevalence of infection in the workforce. In all cases, the testing has shown that prevalence among the workforce is lower than that of the local community. Workforce prevalence has averaged 14%, which has been decreasing over the past three-to-four years. Three reasons are given for this reduction: • HIV and AIDS education linked to behavioural change.

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