The war against HIV and AIDS has been underway for over 3 decades now. South Africa has some 7m HIV-positive people (19% of the adult population, making SA the country with the most HIV positive people in the world). Almost 4m South Africans are on ART – South Africa has the largest ART programme in the world and the situation is a much-improved one when compared with 10 years ago. Battles are being won.
It is estimated that over 100 000 South Africans die from AIDS-related causes annually. This figure is too high. The rate of new infections is dropping but remains at over 250 000 new infections each year. This is too high. Stigma remains a major issue in our society and in the workplace. This is unacceptable.
The reality is that the war against HIV and AIDS is not yet won. Real progress has been made, some battles have been won, but the war remains.
Sanlam is committed to supporting the goals of zero new infections, zero deaths, and zero discrimination
On this page you’ll find some useful resources:
Download & Print – a small item to display at work and show your support.
AVERT – link to perhaps the most comprehensive HIV and AIDS resource website.
Know More – 6-week email and 6-week SMS series’ on sex (including safer sex and info on HIV).
Ask the Coach – personal & confidential reply within 2 days.
EAP – contact info for your own free & confidential counselling service, available 24/7 for any concerns or issues you may have.
HIV Testing FACT SHEET – useful info on HIV testing.
Sanlam’s Policy – important information for Wealthsmiths.