- UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
- HIV/AIDS and the Workplace: Forging Innovative Business Responses
- UNAIDS Best Practice Collection
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, July 1998, 9 pp
Reproduced with the kind permission of UNAIDS.
Original URL: http://data.unaids.org/Publications/IRC-pub02/JC134-Workplace-TU_en.pdf
"In the early years of the AIDS pandemic, little thought was given to the role that businesses might play in HIV prevention, and the workplace was not seen as a major venue for interventions. Since then, much has been learned about the pandemic and how it should be fought - and in particular that AIDS prevention and care are complex issues requiring a multisectoral approach. The business sector and its workplaces can play a key role in preventing the transmission of HIV, and in caring for and supporting those affected. As the impact of HIV on businesses becomes more visible, business leaders are increasingly seeing the advantages of creating HIV/AIDS programmes for their workplaces - and, beyond the workplace, for their surrounding communities."