What's new

November 2018

  1. © Narayan Maharjan / NurPhoto 2021

    World AIDS Day 2018

    Timely HIV testing is key to workers’ health

    30 November 2018

    Do you know your HIV status? In around 50 countries HIV infections are still rising and everywhere death rates are still too high.

  2. Policy brief

    HIV self-testing at the workplace

    30 November 2018

    Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2018, the policy brief, developed by ILO and WHO, outlines key planning and implementation considerations for managers and implementers on HIV self-testing at workplaces. Given the gaps in HIV testing, HIV self-testing is one of the options recommended by WHO that can be used to reach undiagnosed populations. HIV self-testing at workplaces gives workers more choices, greater confidentiality and convenience.

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    Policy brief to encourage HIV self-testing

    World AIDS Day - ILO and WHO promote workplace HIV self-testing

    30 November 2018

    Techniques for encouraging HIV self-testing at the workplace, which could help millions of people know their HIV status, are promoted in a new, joint ILO/WHO policy brief.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Financial skills open the door to better life and work

    15 November 2018

    Transgender persons still face the highest level of discrimination in society, including access to training and employment opportunities. An ILO training course gave transgender persons the opportunity to improve their financial management skills with a view to supporting their employability and increasing their entrepreneurial opportunities.

July 2018

  1. Evidence Brief

    HIV Stigma and Discrimination in the World of Work: Findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index

    26 July 2018

    Although access to effective HIV antiretroviral treatments has improved significantly – enabling people living with HIV to live long and productive lives including working and contributing to society in many different ways – people living with HIV continue to face discrimination in relation to work in terms of finding employment, keeping jobs and furthering career progression.

    This brief provides a snapshot of the prevalence of discrimination against people living with HIV in workplace settings: a practice that is evident across countries and regions.

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    International AIDS Conference 2018

    Survey highlights persistent discrimination against people living with HIV

    26 July 2018

    Many people living with HIV lose their jobs or cannot find one because of their HIV status, says study.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    “Today, I own my business and I know how to protect myself from HIV infection”

    23 July 2018

    An ILO project in Tanzania helps women to become financially independent while at the same time provides them with training on HIV prevention.

May 2018

  1. Publication

    The impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work: Global estimates

    24 May 2018

    Bringing together health data, in particular HIV prevalence data, with labour force, economic and demographic data, the report sets out social and economic impacts on workers and their households for 2005, 2010 and 2015, as well as projections for 2020.

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    HIV/AIDS

    AIDS’ impact on the labour force costs billions in lost earnings: ILO

    24 May 2018

    An ILO report highlights the toll HIV and AIDS continue to take on the labour force, and its economic and social implications. The ILO calls for urgent efforts to close the treatment gaps, step up testing and prevention measures, and ensure workers can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

  3. Media advisory

    ILO to launch new global estimates about HIV and AIDS impact on the world of work

    22 May 2018