South Africa has the biggest HIV epidemic in the world, with 7.1 million people living with HIV. Out of the 34 million HIV-positive people worldwide, 69% live in sub-Saharan Africa. Bearing these shocking statistics in mind, it can be safe to say that all persons living in South Africa should have HIV/Aids Awareness Training.
This programme provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace. It introduces a broad case of knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers in an industry. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.
Understanding the effects of HIV/AIDS on the immune system.
Knowing how HIV/AIDS is transmitted.
Knowing what behaviour is safe and what behaviour caries the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission.
Knowing what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS and recognise own role in creating a caring work environment.
Understanding the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for society, the economy, a business sub-sector, an organisation and a specific workplace.