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

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Last edit: 03:53, 15 March 2011

Hi All,

HIV if well managed may not prevent an individual from working, but it may reduce productivity. The extent to which it reduces productivity depends on how often the individual experiences episodes of associated illness. However, if HIV is not well managed and it is progressing to AIDS, certainly it will affect the individual's ability to work. This is why it is important for enterprises or work places to invest in creating awareness on HIV/AIDS, because prevention, early detection and proper management will reduce the effect of HIV/AIDS on workers’ productivity.

Shining Star (talk)03:22, 15 March 2011

Hello Shining Star,

Great comments here. As you can see, i have highlighted a section of your comments to create a greater emphasis. It may come in handy in discussing my next question.

Victor.mensah (talk)03:55, 15 March 2011

Thanks for such a comprehensive response. To add to the aspect of creating awareness, there must be some creativity in doing this. In Botswana for example in the Vocational Training sector, drama was used a medium for creating awareness among vocational students.

GabKon (talk)08:05, 15 March 2011