This report attempts to provide answers to the following questions:
1. What is the evidence that HIV/AIDS has had an impact on rural livelihoods?
2. If there is an impact and what form does it take?
3. What indigenous responses are apparent in HIV/AIDS affected rural communities?
4. If “new” or “appropriate” labour economising technologies are available how probable is it that such innovations might be adopted by people in HIV/AIDS impacted communities?