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By Dr Ashraf Mohammed: HOD HIV/AIDS Unit, CPUT Dr Nazeema Mohamed: Transformation Officer, Wits University : Positioning HR as a Strategic Driver for HEI.

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1 By Dr Ashraf Mohammed: HOD HIV/AIDS Unit, CPUT Dr Nazeema Mohamed: Transformation Officer, Wits University : Positioning HR as a Strategic Driver for HEI Workplace Programme

2 OVERVIEW OF WORKPLACE PROGRAMMES IN HEIs Survey by HEAIDS: HIV Prevalence & Related Factors in HEIs in South Africa: Sample of a University X: A similar trend is noted in other HEIs of vulnerability of Service staff at HEIs Workplace HIV/AIDS Programmes have NOT been taken up seriously at HEIs beyond generic policies Some HEIs have some elements of HIV/AIDS Workplace Programmes – None are comprehensive StudentsAcademicAdminServiceAll HIV Positive1.7%0.0%1.5%4.5%1.7% Males HIV Positive 0.3%0.0%2.5%0.0%0.3% Females HIV Positive 3,0%0.0%0.6%7.3%3.0%

3 CONCLUSION 1.Key Failure to implementation for effective HIV/AIDS Programmes HEIs due to: 1.Lack of Clarity, Direction & Scope of the Programme 2.Limitation to existing capacity – especially in terms of staffing 3.Need to secure funding/Whilst seeking means towards Sustainability 2.Key Principles in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS: 1.Alignment with HIV/AIDS/STI NSP 2012 – SANS 16001: Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of Employment Equity Act, Act 55 of Occupational Health & Safety, Compensation for Occupational Injuries Diseases Act, Act 130, Basic Conditions of Employment, Act, Act, No 75 of Medical Schemes Act, No 4 of The Nursing Act, Act 50 of The Medicines & Relate Substances Control Amendment Act, An ILO code of best practice on HIV/AIDS & the world of Work (Genva 2001) 12.Labour Dept:Code of Good Practice -Key Aspect s of HIV/AIDS Employment 13.A Guide for Shop Stewards by COSATU (South Africa 200o 14.SABCOHA 15.UNAIDS. HIV/AIDS Infection Information for UN Employees & Families

4 THE WAY FOREWARD 6 KPAs Source: HEAIDS - A Guide to Implementing a HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme Area 1 Strategic Leadership, Decision- Making Area 2 Research & Analysis Area 3 Workplace HIV/AIDS Policy Area 4 HIV/AIDS Prevention Programmes Area 5 HIV/AIDS Treatment & Care Area 6 Monitoring & Evaluation

5 QUESTIONS 1.Whats needed for implementation for HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme? 2.HIV/AIDS Policy for Staff versus students – Is there a need for 2 separate policies or 1 combined? 3.How do Management move from being seen be supportive & committed to translating words and policy into action? 4.How move do we from levelling the playing fields of the HIV/AIDS Units at all HEIs in terms of funding, staffing, organogram, etc 5.In introducing Workplace Peer Education Programmes should it it include incentives? 6.Should it become mandatory that include HIV/AIDS be linked to all managers' of key performance areas at HEI 7.Majority of HIV/AIDS Units at HEIs are placed in Student Services – should this not be placed as the Department linked to the VC such as the Transformation Department of all HEIs?


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