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Do customers flee from HIV?: a survey of HIV stigma and its potential economic consequences on small businesses in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:47:00Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:47:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10506
dc.description.abstract HIV stigma and discrimination affect care seeking behavior and may also affect entrepreneurial activity. We interview 2382 individuals in Pretoria, South Africa, and show that respondents believe that businesses with known HIV+ workers may lose up to half of their customers, although the impact depends on the type of business. Survey respondents' fear of getting HIV from consuming everyday products sold by the business - despite a real infection risk of zero - was a major factor driving perceived decline in customers, especially among food businesses. Respondents' perceptions of the decline in overall life satisfaction when one gets sick from HIV and the respondent's dislike of people with HIV were also important predictors of potential customer exit. We suggest policy mechanisms that could improve the earnings potential of HIV+ workers: reducing public health scare tactics that exacerbate irrational fear of HIV infection risk and enriching public health education about HIV and ARVs to improve perceptions about people with HIV. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject STIGMATISATION en
dc.subject SMALL MEDIUM AND MICRO ENTERPRISES en
dc.subject ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE en
dc.subject PRETORIA en
dc.title Do customers flee from HIV?: a survey of HIV stigma and its potential economic consequences on small businesses in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 21 en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS and Behavior en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9525 en
dc.PageNumber 217-226 en
dc.outputnumber 8380 en
dc.bibliographictitle Chao, L-W., Szrek, H., Leite, R., Ramlagan, S. & Peltzer, K. (2016) Do customers flee from HIV?: a survey of HIV stigma and its potential economic consequences on small businesses in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa. <i>AIDS and Behavior</i>. 21:217-226. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Chao, L-W. en
dc.contributor.author2 Szrek, H. en
dc.contributor.author3 Leite, R. en
dc.contributor.author4 Ramlagan, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Peltzer, K. en


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