The 1st of December marked World AIDS Day, a day which seeks to promote awareness around the disease. It encourages a unified approach towards battling it, and shows support to those who live with it.
According to the Daily Nation, approximately 36.9 million people are infected globally, with approximately 2 million new infections just last year.
And despite major advancements in medical science and technology, the disease is still a challenge to eradicate.
So, you simply cannot afford to ignore HIV/AIDS. Read on to find out what you can do
By doing this, you can be better prepared to deal with HIV/AIDS in the workplace, if anything serious happens, such as the virus spreading through your employees or by them passing away as a result of the virus.
You can show your support towards your employees by providing:
This is a social responsibility which employers simply must show support towards. And as an employer, you need to be proactive and creative in finding solutions to the problem.
So if you haven't started implementing an HIV programme already, acknowledge the global effort behind World AIDS Day by kick starting your business into becoming more proactive in the fight against HIV and AIDS.