In 2006, the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimated that 8.3 million people in Asia are living with HIV/AIDS. Taiwan's Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated 14,357 of them currently live in Taiwan. Taiwan NGOs estimate the figure may be five times higher. 70% of the people living with HIV/AIDS in Taiwan are between the ages of 20 and 39 years.
The UNAIDS Survey in 2006 found that 80% of Taiwan companies do not consider HIV/AIDS to have an impact on their business. A lack of knowledge and understanding in the workplace can result in fear and negative attitudes between employees, which lead to workplace conflict and overall business mismanagement. It is clear, if companies treat HIV/AIDS as a business issue they will efficiently and effectively manage these risks.
Pamir Law Group proudly co-sponsored a 3-hour seminar aimed at raising awareness about this important issue among the local business community. The seminar featured Dr. Anthony Pramualratana Program Director at the Asia-Pacific Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS) and Regan Hofmann (Editor-In-Chief, POZ Magazine).