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AIDS and the workplace programmes lessons learned at General Motors, Kenya.


Int Conf AIDS. 1998;12:1016 (abstract no. 60085). Unique Identifier :

ISSUE: Kenya National AIDS Control Programme (KNACP) reports that 1.2 m people are infected with HIV in Kenya. The prolonged debilitating illnesses and death of such enormous numbers of adults in the working age group is having a profound impact on the workplace with no exception at General Motors kenya. PROJECT: The medical unit at General Motors Kenya is responding to the AIDS challenge through innovative education programmes, video shows, literature distribution, inhouse staff training and inter-office visits; all aimed at preventing the spread of HIV and also to enmpower others to cope with the stigma associated with HIV infection. Noticeably the disease has claimed lives of very skilled and highly trained personnel which is athreat in many ways to our development. LESSONS LEARNED: AIDS education must be encouraged at workplaces for awareness purposes as the infected are within their prime ages and also to help remove stigma suffered by PWAs and the affected.

MEETING ABSTRACTS Absenteeism Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*PREVENTION & CONTROL/ TRANSMISSION Adult Automobiles *Developing Countries Female *Health Education Human Industry Kenya Male *Workplace


Information in this article was accurate in December 30, 1998. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.