HIV/AIDS

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.