African Journal of AIDS and HIV Research

African Journal of AIDS and HIV Research ISSN 2736-1748 Vol. 9 (1), pp. 001-007, January, 2021. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Impact of HIV/AIDS related deaths on the productivity of affected regions

Lazarus Okoroji1 and Wilfred I. Ukpere2*

1Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

2Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Faculty of Business, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa.

Accepted 14 October, 2020

Abstract

HIV/AIDS impacts demographics, since it has already killed more than 20 million people. HIV/AIDS is predicted to cause about 100 million additional deaths from a total of 500 million deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper examines the impact of HIV/AIDS related deaths on the productivity of selected, affected regions. Data used in this study, was sourced from textbooks, journal articles and the internet. The T-test analytical technique was utilised to analyse collated data, whilst the finding show that there is a positive relationship between the HIV/AIDS pandemic and a decrease in global productivity owing to seriously affected regions.

Key words: Agriculture, Business, Epidemic, Diagnosis, HIV/AIDS, Infection Virus, Productivity.