Publications on HIV/AIDS

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…

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.

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.

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.

November 2017

  1. Publication

    Promoting a Rights-based Approach to Migration, Health, and HIV and AIDS: A Framework for Action

    28 November 2017

    Migrants’ access to health and HIV services can be improved only by adopting a human rights-based approach in the governance of the entire migration process. This new publication, released ahead of the World AIDS Day, analyses the interplay between fair labour migration policies, effective responses to HIV and broader health goals to be addressed in countries of origin, transit and destination; and presents a framework for action.

October 2017

  1. Report as of December 2016

    VCT@WORK: Voluntary Confidential Counselling and HIV Testing for Workers

    17 October 2017

November 2016

  1. Publication

    Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide

    30 November 2016

    This guide aims to explain the concept of reasonable adjustments (“reasonable accommodation”) and provide practical step-by-step guidance on how and when these should be provided in the workplace.

July 2016

  1. Publication

    Small and medium enterprises’ response to HIV and AIDS

    14 July 2016

    This brief is intended for SMEs and a wide range of stakeholders who work with SMEs with a view to strengthening their response to HIV and AIDS.

  2. Publication

    Including HIV in public and private sector insurance policies and products

    14 July 2016

    This brief is to help public and private sector insurance/social protection providers as well as other stakeholders engaged in the HIV response to work together for expanding the insurance coverage for PLHIV.