HIV and Aids
The aim of a workplace HIV-prevention education programme is to help prevent employees from becoming infected with HIV, while also teaching employees to accept an infected co-worker.
Through education and training, staff members are less likely to discriminate against an infected co-worker. Such educational sessions also provide managers and employees with opportunities to talk and learn about HIV/AIDS.
According to the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS, effective education provides workers with the capacity to protect themselves against HIV infection. Education can also help reduce HIV-related anxiety and stigmatization and significantly contribute towards attitude and behavioral change.
Below is a short course outline:
- Getting to know HIV and AIDS
- Germs and viruses
- Testing for HIV and AIDS
- Aids and opportunistic diseases
- Art (anti-retroviral treatment)
- Stages of infection
- Prevention of HIV and AIDS/ my rights
- Living with HIV and AIDS
- Pregnancy and HIV
4 – 5 hours
All employees should attend this course. HIV/AIDS Awareness Training will increase employees’ awareness of HIV/AIDS, its impact, management and availability of support systems. HIV infections seem to increase every year, which shows that people are dangerously ignorant about the virus. Education is an important component of preventing the spread of HIV.