Predictors of employment amongest people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda
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Human Immune Virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome is a major challenge in the world today, in Uganda specifically it has far reaching consequences gravest of them all being loss of life of the victims, their survival and sustainability in community remains a challenge as they cannot ably compete for employment with those that look down on them., and are in good health. The study though was established to ascertain the predictors of employment amongst people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The study though aimed at achieving the following objectives; To establish a relationship between education status of a person with HIV and employment status. To provide recommendations on the cited problems and challenges faced by the people living with HIV/AIDS and acquiring employment. To establish a relationship between sex of a person living with HIV and their employment status. To find out the relationship between place of residence of a person living with HIV and their employment status. To find out the relationship between the region of residence of a person living with and their employment status. The study used secondary data from the aids indicator survey, and considered a total of 21741 individuals aged 15-59, these being both men and women. The results from the study show that there is a significant relationship between the background, factors and attainment of employment of those living with HIV/AIDS as the p-value are less than 0.05 which means that social economic factors that get to predict employment amongst people living with HIV/AIDS are notably marital status, age, sex, wealth index, education attainment, type of place residence. The study however established that there is indeed a significant positive relationship between having HIV/AIDS and having a hard time getting a job as modified by other social economic factors. The conclusion therefore remains that all the factors remain very strong in predicting employment amongst the people living with HIV/AIDS, the study established that employment attainment amongst the people living with HIV/AIDS is suppressed because of their nature as being sick but also further worsened by other social economic factors that tag along their sickness, therefore the study suggests that these findings should be availed to the government and other stakeholders so that effort is put to reduction of stigma and discrimination of those HIV/AIDS and make sure they get to compete for employment on equal grounds with those are healthy.