Exploring HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination at the Workplace in Southwestern Uganda: Challenges and Solutions

Joint Authors

Twinomugisha, Benedict
Ottemöller, Fungisai Gwanzura
Daniel, Marguerite

Source

Advances in Public Health

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-10, 10 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-11-11

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

10

Main Topic

Public Health

Abstract EN

Globally, the HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to have an enormous impact on affected societies.

Despite several health promotion interventions being carried out, HIV/AIDS remains a major cause of deaths in low and middle income countries.

At the workplace, the pandemic has brought about reduction in productivity, increased staff turnover, increased production costs, high levels of stigma, etc.

HIV stigma is one of the main reasons why the pandemic has continued to devastate a number of societies around the world.

HIV stigma presents barriers to HIV prevention in different settings including the workplace.

Unlike large enterprises, small-scale enterprises have received less attention in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

This study’s purpose was to explore how employers and employees can overcome challenges of HIV-related stigma at the workplace.

This study employed a qualitative case study design.

Data were collected from eighteen participants in three small-scale enterprises in Kabale.

Findings indicate that small-scale enterprises are faced with the fear of HIV testing, status disclosure, staff turnover, suicidal thoughts, gossip, etc.

Implementing operative national HIV workplace policies may enable small-scale enterprises to overcome challenges of HIV-related stigma at the workplace.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Twinomugisha, Benedict& Ottemöller, Fungisai Gwanzura& Daniel, Marguerite. 2020. Exploring HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination at the Workplace in Southwestern Uganda: Challenges and Solutions. Advances in Public Health،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1129982

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Twinomugisha, Benedict…[et al.]. Exploring HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination at the Workplace in Southwestern Uganda: Challenges and Solutions. Advances in Public Health No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1129982

American Medical Association (AMA)

Twinomugisha, Benedict& Ottemöller, Fungisai Gwanzura& Daniel, Marguerite. Exploring HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination at the Workplace in Southwestern Uganda: Challenges and Solutions. Advances in Public Health. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1129982

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1129982