Lewis has an HIV/AIDS awareness programme which is integrated into the regular company training programmes available to staff. The aim of the programme is to advise staff members of the effects of HIV/AIDS and available preventative methods. Brochures are regularly distributed to staff.
An incidental HIV/AIDS management programme has been made available to permanent staff and their immediate families. The programme is run by an external service provider which offers access to post-HIV exposure counseling through a care centre and covers initial medication, free consultations and assistance in locating a clinic for treatment. This service is linked to areas of incidental exposure only.
Participation by employees and their families is voluntary and counseling is confidential.The group meets the cost of this cover for employees