"The purpose of the seminar was twofold. Firstly the Botswana Business Coalition on Aids hoped to sensitise a range of issues, concepts and current thinking in the region, on impacts, strategies and legal aspects of HIV/AIDS to a wide number of companies. Secondly it hoped to open up an arena of debate and discussion between the concerned parties in order to identify needs that the Coalition should be fulfilling for its members. The paper began by defining key issues related to the epidemic; look at the potential impact it may have on companies; ask why companies should play a role; look at the factors driving the epidemic; and conclude by identifying key issues. "