Key findings from people living with HIV in nine countries across four regions in 2012 found that, as a result of their HIV status, between between 8% (Estonia) and 45% (Nigeria) of respondents had lost their job or source of income; between 5% (Mexico) and 27% (Nigeria) were refused the opportunity to work, and between 4% (Estonia) and 28% (Kenya) had the nature of their work changed or had been refused promotion. In addition, 8% of respondents in Estonia to 54% in Malaysia reported discriminatory reactions from employers once they were aware of the employee’s HIV status. Similarly, 5% in Estonia to 54% in Malaysia reported discriminatory reactions from co-workers who became aware of their colleague’s HIV status. 59
NACOSA's City of Cape Town Community-Based Response Capacity Building Programme provides short-term cluster mentoring services, training and support to MSAT leaders and coordinators. This includes capacity building training workshops to organisations funded by the City health funding programme - as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs) not funded by the programme to increase organisational capacity in financial management and reporting, organisational governance, monitoring and evaluation as well as basic HIV awareness and education.
African nations have the youngest populations on Earth, with 40 percent of the continent’s population under 15 years of age. A population explosion is unfolding, predicted to more than double the number of Africans by 2050, topping billion people. A youthful population is adventuristic, risk-taking, and vibrant — but also dangerously self-destructive. The very activities that put people at risk for acquiring HIV are inherently elements of an urbanizing, sexually active youth-dominated milieu. Most of the million people living today with HIV reside in southern and eastern Africa. If those now receiving daily anti-HIV drugs are no longer able to access treatment, they will swiftly become infectious to their partners.