AIDS and Business by Saskia Faulk, Jean-Claude Usunier

By Saskia Faulk, Jean-Claude Usunier

The unfold of HIV/AIDS impacts companies in all sectors, all industries and all international locations. for corporations and businesses far and wide, the query is not any longer even if to do so on HIV/AIDS yet which activities to take.В Complete with a powerful assortment ofВ complex historical past and learn on HIV/AIDS and a forewordВ byВ Dr. Peter Piot,В formerВ Executive Director of UNAIDS, this volumeВ collects case reviews of managers around the world confronted with tough HIV/AIDS-related administration judgements. AIDS and BusinessВ will fascinateВ the normal reader looking an realizing of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to the complex reader trying to increase a extra refined figuring out of the influence of the disease.

The case experiences during this quantity, set in 9 international locations, element the issuesВ facing companies working in parts the place HIV/AIDS occurrence is transforming into. the subjects discussedВ include realizing the position of social and cultural components within the unfold of HIV, the several enterprises and associations battling the epidemic, designing an HIV communications crusade, HIV checking out, moral concerns, advertising and marketing ethics and CSR, condoms advertising, and designing an HIV office application. valuable as a source on HIV/AIDS and company, a suite of case reports, or a coaching instrument, this publication encompasses a particular variety of toolsВ forВ learning to appreciate the epidemic, designed from a grounded and functional company perspective.

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4 (continued) According to our questionnaire fi ndings, the majority of people do tell others they are HIV positive, but only to one or two people in their families. Most African households include more than just the nuclear family members so there is always someone who does not know. For this reason, there is very little private space and life is a collective matter so when someone does not know that a family member is HIV positive it is difficult to keep all the medications secret. At fi rst we had big compartmentalized pill boxes to organize which pill to take when, on which day.

61 There is a taboo on discussing sexuality in public forums in Morocco, likely stemming from the Muslim majority culture. 63 Commercial sex work is illegal. It is a subject that is not openly discussed and sex workers are marginalized. 64 Because of this lack of openness in discussing sexual matters, it has been particularly important in Morocco that the government is seen to make an effort to publicly affiliate itself with HIV-prevention efforts. The King, H. M. Mohamed VI, and figures from the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs have made statements on the topic and visited people with AIDS in hospital.

2. It was puzzling to Mouna how such contrasting places could figure together as having a high HIV prevalence. Obviously, this was not purely an urban phenomenon because big cities like inland city Fez (pop. 1,185,000),29 Straits of Gibraltar entry-point Tangiers (pop. 782,000),30 and former Portuguese and Spanish port city El-Jadida (pop. 1,102,000)31 did not report such high HIV prevalence. Nor was it related to being a port city, a factor related to HIV prevalence in some places due to a high concentration of transport workers and transient populations, because Marrakech (quite high HIV prevalence) and Taroudant (very high HIV prevalence) were inland cities.

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