This workshop is for all staff. With South Africa still rated the country with the highest number of new HIV infections (2012) the business sector simply has to step up our efforts to curb this increase. From a purely financial perspective, skills shortage and succession planning viewpoint it would be downright negligent not to do so. From a social responsibility viewpoint it will be the morally sound decision to take. Fortunately there are many organisations, unions and industries who are seeking to incorporate AIDS training as part of their employee wellness programmes.
How the disease operates Practical understanding of how the disease is transmitted
Signs and Symptoms of Aids
What to look out for
The practicalities and why we benefit from knowing our status Forgetting the shame - if our role models can deal with it, so can we
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The role these play in the transmission of AIDS and their prevalence
Untrue Beliefs and Myths
Busting the myths and stigma Confidentiality and human rights in the workplace
The rule of thumb to prevent contracting HIV
Practicalities and realities Supporting self and others Living with HIV/AIDS and or a family member who has it
Looking for Help
What to do and how to access help
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." ~ Theodore Roosevelt
The lions share of Aids treatment funding for Africa comes from the United States (PEPFAIR) and the Global Fund.
In 2011 the latter cancelled its next round of funding proposals due to lack of finance. South Africans have to take ownership of this disease if we do not want it to deplete our economy.
HIV/AIDS has created a new challenge and a new dimension in the workplace, not only from the perspective of how to treat the illness and how to support an individual who is HIV positive, but this disease is also responsible for the existing condition (2012) of 100 000 child headed households in our country. These sometimes rudderless children grow up to become our workforce and a huge management challenge.
Prices include VAT @ 15% All our full day open hosted workshops commence at 08:30 and end at 16:30. For inhouse workshops we will travel for anything between one and 16 delegates. All course material, lunch and refreshments are provided.