1. Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200)

    - The new labour standard is the first human rights instrument to focus on HIV and AIDS in the world of work, and was adopted - by an overwhelming majority - by governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives from ILO member States at the International Labour Conference in June 2010.

  2. The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    - The code provides invaluable practical guidance to policy-makers, employers’ and workers’ organizations and other social partners for formulating and implementing appropriate workplace policy, prevention and care programmes, and for establishing strategies to address workers in the informal sector. ..

  3. Implementing the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. An education and training manual

    A valuable educational and training tool, this comprehensive manual offers practical guidance for formulating viable policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS in the world of work. ...

  1. Report of the Director-General - First Supplementary Report: Global Action Plan to promote implementation of the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200)

    The Global Action Plan sets out the actions proposed to be taken by the Office in providing technical and advisory support to the constituents to assist them in giving effect to Recommendation No. 200.


  1. Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in youth employment

    24 March 2014

    This publication aims to support governments, employers’, and workers’ organizations as well as other stakeholder in addressing HIV and AIDS among young people and combatting discrimination and stigmatization of young workers affected by the HIV epidemic. It includes guidelines and concrete examples that can be used by actors working on HIV and AIDS as well as youth employment initiatives.

  2. HealthWISE - Trainers’ Guide

    17 February 2014

    The Trainers’ Guide contains the tools for an active training programme and includes a PowerPoint presentation for module 3 on Biological hazards and infection control, with special reference to HIV and TB.

  3. HealthWISE - Biological hazards and infection control, with special reference to HIV and TB

    17 February 2014

    The Module 3 of the Action Manual focuses on biological hazards to which health workers are exposed during the course of their work, and examines biological risk and infection control, emphasizing the importance of standard precautions with a particular focus on HIV and TB.


  1. The Impact of Employment on HIV Treatment Adherence

    27 November 2013

    In 2013 the ILO commissioned a team of independent researchers, managed by the ILO HIV and AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS) to assess the evidence on the relationship between the employment status of people living with HIV and their adherence to treatment.

  2. Cooperating out of HIV and AIDS

    13 November 2013

    After more than 30 years of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, “the world has turned the corner – it has halted and begun to reverse the spread of HIV”. HIV is no longer a death sentence; due to scientific and medical advances, effective treatment is available for managing HIV just as any other chronic health condition.

  3. HIV and AIDS: Guidelines for the mining sector

    01 November 2013

    This publication which was prepared jointly by the HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS) and the Sectoral Activities Department (SECTOR) is meant to assist stakeholders in the mining sector in strengthening their response to HIV and AIDS.

  4. ILOAIDS Update - October 2013

    21 October 2013

  5. Working together with businesses - Guidance on TB and TB/HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care in the workplace

    07 August 2013

    This is a joint WHO/ILO/UNAIDS publication. The purpose of this document is to capitalize on the untapped potential of the business sector to respond to these two epidemics.

  6. VCT@WORK: Together, making it happen in Africa!

    19 July 2013

    More than 8 million people living with HIV are accessing the antiretroviral treatment enabling them to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. However, an estimated 7 million people currently eligible for treatment are not accessing it. An estimated 40% of people living with HIV globally, do not know their status, thus preventing them from accessing treatment (source: UNAIDS).

  7. Social Protection and HIV: Guide on Research Methodology for Undertaking Research at Country Level

    12 July 2013

    The social protection and HIV research referred to in this document aims broadly to support building a country level knowledge base on the access and effects of social protection policies and programs on HIV affected workers in the formal and informal economy.

  8. Social Protection and HIV: Global Literature Review

    12 July 2013

    The Global Literature Review of social protection and HIV is the first component of the ILO's research on "Access" and "Effects" of social protection policies and programmes on women and men workers and their households in the formal and informal economy affected by HIV and AIDS. This review identifies and outlines the international literature on access to and the impact of social protection programmes on people living with or affected by HIV (PLHIV) and their households. The literature review was undertaken by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK for the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS).

  9. Enabling HIV responses: National Social Protection Floors

    30 June 2013

    This technical note describes how the Social Protection Floors Recommendation 2012 can be an enabler to strengthen HIV responses. The note serves as a reference for governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, HIV and AIDS specialists, social security administrators and other national stakeholders.

  10. ILO Partners’ Meeting promotional brochure: Rising to the challenge – scaling up the response to HIV and AIDS through workplace action in Africa

    13 February 2013

  11. Rising to the Challenge: the ILO's Response to HIV and AIDS in Africa - Cooperation Results Overview 2005-2013

    01 February 2013

    This publication provides an overview of the ILO's contribution to the HIV response in Africa since 2005 and provides highlights of the ILO strategy to scale up and accelerate the HIV response in the future.


  1. ILO/AIDS Update - October 2012

    30 October 2012

  2. Manual for training trainers of enterprises

    29 October 2012

    This training manual is aimed at enterprises to implement HIV prevention programmes for their employees and their family members. This tool, of assistance to trainers to conduct programmes to educate their co- workers and also to train peer educators, provides guidelines on developing Workplace HIV/AIDS policies and programmes and will also help the management and workers to develop a supportive environment conducive to behaviour change and protection from HIV.

  3. Good Practices in Labour Inspection on HIV and AIDS

    12 October 2012

    This publication is a set of good practices on labour inspection with respect to HIV and AIDS which was prepared jointly by the LAB/ADMIN and the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS). It is a tool for labour inspectors, workers and employers to improve their understanding about the linkages between labour inspection and HIV and AIDS.

  4. Pioneering Partnership Responds to HIV/AIDS in the World of Work

    11 October 2012

    This article deals with the joint action of the ILO, Sierra Rutile and NAS to evaluate Sierra Rutile’s HIV/AIDS programme.

  5. Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV and AIDS among manufacturing industry workers in Nicaragua

    01 October 2012

    A baseline study was conducted in 2010, by the ILO and supported by the OPEC for OFID, to assess the vulnerabilities, knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with HIV and AIDS among workers of the manufacturing industry.

  6. Honduras: A Living Memory - Policies and Programs on HIV and AIDS for the World of Work in Honduras

    01 October 2012

    This technical cooperation project carried out by the ILO reached achievements such as a national HIV/AIDS workplace policy, the promotion of the ILO Recommendation on HIV and AIDS, 2010 (No. 200), strengthening technical capacities to tackle HIV at the workplace and evidence-based data production.