Doing well by doing good

South Africa is a country long-beseiged by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This article examines how one South African business--Standard Bank--has implemented an health and testing program to educate its workforce and the communities at large that it serves about HIV/AIDS. In doing so, it overviews the social challenges for businesses that HIV/AIDS is creating for South African companies and the development of Standard Bank's HIV/AIDS program, outlining the program's goals and framework and listing the employee benefits that this program provides. It discusses the bank's campaign to develop peer educators who deliver presentations to employees and communities about HIV/AIDS treatment options; it looks at the bank's other initiatives to educate employees and encourage healthy lifestyles. It then describes an internal test the bank performed to identify its employees' knowledge gaps and high-risk behaviors in relation to HIV/AIDS, information it used to improve its educational programming. It explains a risk management
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