HIV/AIDS in the workplace

  • 2 - 3 hours
  • Magic Lantern

Course overview

HIV/AIDS is a public health crisis in many countries, with socio-economic, employment, and human rights implications. In this SAQA-aligned course (unit standard 13915), you will be introduced to the concepts of HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, how it is spread, and finding treatment and support. This course will delve into ways of effectively reducing and managing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace, such as HIV/AIDS awareness programmes and policies. You will also learn important information about your rights in the workplace with regards to HIV/AIDS.


  • Know and understand HIV/AIDS and its effects on the human immune system.
  • Know and understand how HIV/AIDS is transmitted.
  • Know what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV transmission.
  • Know what guidelines and assistance are available to support workers with HIV/AIDS.
  • Know and understand the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
  • Introduction to HIV/AIDS

  • What is HIV and AIDS?

  • Stages of infection

  • Testing for HIV/AIDS

  • How HIV/AIDS is transmitted

  • How to protect yourself against HIV/AIDS

  • HIV/AIDS in the workplace

  • Creating a caring environment for employees affected by HIV/AIDS

  • Care and support

  • HIV/AIDS as a worldwide pandemic

R 400.00

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