Wed, 09 Jul 2003

ILO and FHI hold HIV/AIDS training

JAKARTA: The International Labor Organization (ILO) and Family Health International (FHI) are holding a two-day training course for HIV/AIDS prevention in the workplace.

Being held on July 8 and July 9 in Cipanas, West Java, the course involves government officials and major trade unions.

The training covers the current situation with HIV/AIDS and its implication for business in the country, workplace prevention programs, the concept of Behavior Change Communication and various approaches to HIV prevention programs.

Government officials, employers and workers have a crucial role to play and a major stake in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, particularly since over 80 percent of HIV/AIDS cases occur among individuals in their prime working years. --JP