Publications on HIV/AIDS

December 2019

  1. Voices from Inclusive Workplaces in the Republic of Serbia

    Good practice guide for the employment of persons with disabilities

    16 December 2019

    This brochure was prepared by the Serbian Association of Employers and published with the assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO), under the framework of the United Nations Partnership for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD project) entitled "Autonomy, Voice and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Serbia."

  2. Report

    A qualitative study on stigma and discrimination experienced by indigenous peoples living with HIV or having TB at work

    13 December 2019

    Indigenous peoples living with HIV or having TB face double discrimination. Being an LGBT indigenous person adds another layer to this. Barriers to accessing health services, denial of the right to work and discrimination in employment settings are highlighted in a new ILO study undertaken by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, the secretariat of the International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Working Group. Read more…

  3. Report

    The impact of HIV on care work and the care workforce

    10 December 2019

    This publication provides an overview of the gaps and challenges in six sub-Saharan African countries (Liberia, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia). By providing a picture of front-line prevention and treatment policies, this working paper assesses the socio-economic consequences of low antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage as well as the key role of the health workforce in international testing and treatment targets (90-90-90). The impact of HIV on caregivers’ working status and their employment opportunities is also reviewed through an empirical analysis. This paper shows that additional action is required to increase the number of people who know their HIV status and to guarantee better access to ART. In particular, there is a need for accelerated action in promoting a wider access to HIV services, from testing and counselling facilities to self-testing programmes. Further, this paper highlights the persistent shortage of doctors, nurses and midwives, and provides insight on the essential role played by community health workers in filling the gaps in care jobs.

November 2019

  1. Report

    Voluntary Confidential Counselling and HIV Testing for Workers

    29 November 2019

    ILO’s VCT@WORK is saving lives by adopting innovative approaches to reach out to workers in the formal as well as informal economy. The new report, released ahead of the World AIDs Day 2019 , shows that workplace offers immense opportunities of scaling up HIV testing services, particularly for men who are not yet adequately covered. Read more…

  2. A joint publication by Fundación ONCE and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network

    Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities

    21 November 2019

    In the context of a rapidly changing world, the Future of Work is an issue drawing the attention of many individuals and organizations. It is a global concern, posing important challenges that need to be addressed urgently. One such challenge is how to ensure that the future of work is inclusive, leaving no one behind, including the one billion persons with disabilities living on our planet.

  3. Policy brief

    Persons with disabilities in a just transition to a low-carbon economy

    06 November 2019

    Implementing a just transition that ensures disability inclusion will require appropriate legal standards, social protection mechanisms, skills development initiatives and attitudinal changes at the societal level.

June 2019

  1. Publication

    Research on Promoting Fair Employment for People Living with HIV in China

    05 June 2019

    HIV related stigma and discrimination are particularly pronounced in three areas, employment, access to medical treatment and confidentiality, according to ILO reports of 2011. Employment discrimination is one of the greatest concerns of People Living with HIV in China today.

November 2018

  1. 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.

October 2018

  1. Publication

    Labour market inclusion of people with disabilities

    02 October 2018

    Paper presented at the 1st Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group (ILO/OECD).

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.