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The Informer
18th June 2011, 04:13 PM
Nana Owusu Boatey, Head of Occupational, Health and Safety at the Trade Union Congress, has noted that 85 per cent of People Living With HIV/AIDS were infected through unsafe sex.

He said workers in the transport sector were very vulnerable to the disease because they spent a lot of time away from home and embarked on long distance journeys, exposed to administrative delays at the border crossing and often lacked proper accommodation and security.

He also expressed worry that although trade union education on HIV and AIDS was high at the workplaces compliance was not impressive. Mr Boatey called on stakeholders especially the youth to change their attitude towards sex.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency at a two-day workshop to sensitise transport workers in Accra on HIV and AIDS, he said the disease had triple impact on the transport sector spanning the workers, their families and communities.

Nana Boatey said the disease also threatened economic productivity.



Source: GNA