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Fast Company Profiles Mining Conglomerate Anglo American’s Decision To Provide Antiretrovirals to HIV-Positive Employees
Fast Company this month profiles mining comglomerate Anglo American, which last year announced that it would cover the cost of antiretroviral drugs for any of its 130,000 employees in South Africa who do not already qualify for treatment under other medical aid programs (Fishman, Fast Company, June 2003). An estimated 23% of its workforce -- or 18,000 people -- is HIV-positive, company spokesperson Anne Dunn said (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 8/6/02). Following Anglo's announcement, other companies have announced or are preparing to announce their own plans to treat HIV-positive employees, Fast Company reports (Fast Company, June 2003). The article is available online.
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