Does HIV and AIDS affect the ability of the individual to work?

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Hello Colleagues, This is really a thought-provoking question. General effects of HIV and AIDS on an individual's ability to work may not be seen immediate depending on the state of the victims condition especially in the early stages. Initially, victims may take drugs to alleviate their health challenges and promote their physically activeness but in the long term an with time, the ability of an individual to work will be seriously affected (negatively). It may go beyond businesses but we can all agree to the fact that almost all livelihoods depend on businesses/ enterprises one way or the other. One thing leads to another. When the producer is been affected by HIV and AIDS, he will lose the strength to improve on production and on other hand, when the consumer is also been affected by HIV and AIDS, he may divert his finances into treatment and we can all agree here that HIV and AIDS drugs are very expensive. Effects of HIV and AIDS on an individual's ability to work may be very adverse because declining productivity results in declining profits and inability to meet demands from customers. (Module 4.1: HIV/AIDS and Sustainability of Youth Enterprises, A discussion paper by Victor P. K. Mensah page 10). --Kafuiaheto 16:33, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Kafuiaheto (talk)16:33, 14 March 2011