HIV/AIDS in private sector companies: cost impacts and responses in southern Africa

George, Gavin and Gow, Jeff and Whiteside, Alan (2009) HIV/AIDS in private sector companies: cost impacts and responses in southern Africa. Journal of HIV Therapy, 3 (3). pp. 293-300. ISSN 1758-4310

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Abstract

The effects of the HIV epidemic, particularly in southern Africa, haave been increasingly experienced by companies in recent years. Initially, the lag in presentation of morbidity and mortality allowed companies to ignore the epidemic. However, in the past decade, companies have been confronted with the cost impacts of seriously ill and dying employees. Companies in many countries in the region are strongly engaged in generating effective prevention, and treatment and care reponses to the epidemic. However, many small and medium size companies ignore the problem, dfue to inadequate resources. Nonetheless, some large compadnies are pioneering best practices in workplace HIV/AIDS programs in prevention, and care and treatment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Reproduced from HIV Therapy (2009) 3(3), 293-300 with permission of Future Medicine Ltd.
Depositing User: Mrs Greta Mula
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2009 06:52
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2013 02:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: ART; companies; cost impacts; HIV/AIDS; prevention; private sector; responses; treatment; South Africa; southern Africa
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140219 Welfare Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920207 Health Policy Economic Outcomes
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.2217/HIV.09.10
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6265

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