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The evidence presented in this report shows that the health of our educators is a source of concern because the prevalence of HIV is high. The determinants are multiple: behavioural, knowledge deficit, lack of self-efficacy skills, migratory practices, gender, and alcohol misuse. Chronic conditions such as hypertension, stomach ulcers, arthritis and diabetes are common. The report also shows that our country is likely to lose a very high proportion of educators due to job dissatisfaction, job stress and low morale.

Much needs to be done to improve the health status and the working conditions of our educators. The ELRC, which comprises the employer and the labour organisations, is best suited to facilitate the two parties jointly addressing the recommendations of this study.

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Pages : 200
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2101-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2101-7
Publish Year : 2005

List of tables
List of figures
Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of contributors
Executive summary
Abbreviations

1. Introduction
2. Methodology
3. Strengths and limitations of the study
4. Results
5. Discussion of the findings
6. Conclusions

7. Recommendations

8. Appendices
Appendix 1: Development of scales and indices
Appendix 2: Laboratory HIV testing procedures
Appendix 3: Evaluation of the age-sex distributions
Appendix 4: Reliability and validity of HIV prevalence rate, socio-demographic profiles, coefficient of variation and the design effects
Appendix 5: List of fieldwork supervisors, interviewers and coders

9. References

Edited by Olive Shisana, Karl Peltzer, Nompumelelo Zungu-Dirwayi, and Julia Louw, all from the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health Research Programme at the HSRC.

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