AIDS in the Workplace

HIV and AIDS affect every segment of society: the home, religious institutions, and the workplace. The World Health Organization estimates that a minimum of 40 million people worldwide will be infected with HIV by the year 2000. The potential worldwide economic impact of this infection rate could equal 1.4% of the world gross domestic product annually.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA)/Labor Responds to AIDS (LRTA) Programs are designed to help businesses and unions across the country develop and implement comprehensive workplace-based HIV and AIDS prevention education programs for employees, their families, and the community. The goals of this program are to prevent the spread of HIV, promote HIV education, prevent discrimination, and foster community service and volunteerism both in the workplace and in the community. In order to achieve these goals, BRTA/LRTA have developed materials and technical assistance to assist business and unions in forming comprehensive HIV and AIDS workplace programs.

Workplace Presentations in Vancouver


Business Responds To AIDS: Results From A National Survey In The U.S., Cynthia Jorgensen.