Does HIV and AIDS affect the ability of the individual to work?
Whether or not HIV and AIDS affects one's ability to work depends on a number of factors such as the stage of the disease and the kind of support systems in place. Where counselling and testing services are available, backed with availability of treatment, an individual with HIV can work like any other. This is because the disease can be managed just like diabetes.
In societies where HIV is highly stigmatised, people are likely to shun testing and therefore not get treatment at the right time. This then affects their ability to work