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Unformatted text preview: ion of the population is isolated and unable to access necessary or preventative healthcare. Apparel Lesotho Alliance to Fight AIDS (ALAFA), ingeniously addresses this isolation by bringing health care services directly to the workplace, specifically textile 8 factories, the single largest employer in Lesotho. As result of the high prevalence rate, 2 out of every 5 Lesothan textile workers is HIV positive. A highly infected workforce significantly jeopardizes the stability of Lesotho’s economy as a result of the country’s high reliance of the success of the textile industry. ALAFA partners with factory owners to provide free awareness/prevention classes, HIV testing and treatment, within an in ­house clinic. By 2012, ALAFA had given a total of 43,880 free HIV tests and run over 2,000 support group sessions. Overall, nearly 10,000 workers registered for at least one of ALAFA’s programs with more than half currently classified as active participants (ALAFA Activity Report, 2012). Pathfinders, which works...
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