Publications on HIV/AIDS

May 2003

  1. Publication

    Joint IOE/ICFTU Statement in the fight against HIV/AIDS (2003)

    12 May 2003

January 2003

  1. Publication

    The impact of HIV/AIDS on the labour force in Sub-Saharan Africa: a preliminary assessment - Research and policy analysis 3

    09 January 2003

    The objective of this study is to further examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on changes in the structure and composition of the labour force, by correlating changes in HIV prevalence with changes in indicators viewed as susceptible to the impact of HIV and AIDS, and drawing conclusions based on that analysis.

  2. Publication

    A model of social policy costs of HIV/AIDS in the Russian Federation - Research and policy analysis 2

    09 January 2003

    In order to assess the socio-economic consequences of the epidemic in Russia, a computer model was developed to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Russian Federation on: the general population and the economically active population, the financial sustainability of the pension fund, the costs of short-term disability benefits, health-care expenditures for diagnosing and treating people living with, HIV/AIDS, productivity and, hence, on the national output (GDP). The team developed estimates of probabilities of infection by age and sex on the basis of data for 2000–2002 from the Russian Federal AIDS Centre.

  3. Publication

    Legal initiatives to address HIV/AIDS in the world of work - Research and policy analysis 1

    09 January 2003

    The purpose of this document is to present selected case studies showing a variety of legal initiatives that can help fight the HIV epidemic in the world of work. These initiatives include specific HIV laws, labour legislation, antidiscrimination and human rights legislation, disability laws and insurance laws. They also include examples of important case laws that illustrate how court decision makers can apply the law sensitively to protect the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

  4. Publication

    Technical cooperation and the HIV epidemic: Strengthening capacity to respond - Working Paper 4

    02 January 2003

    The study draws on relevant technical cooperation experience worldwide – undertaken by the ILO and other agencies - in support of activities to address the complex issues of HIV and AIDS. Its objective is to strengthen the global ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. This new ILO programme is moving forward from the development of the Code of Practice to its implementation as a tool for HIV/AIDS workplace policies and practices that are effective and sustainable. The study evaluates experience in delivering technical support in response to HIV/AIDS, drawing lessons on how best to plan and deliver activities in this area. It is evident from the range of experience reviewed that many issues need to be considered in establishing mechanisms for effective technical support. More specifically, and in relation to the needs of the ILO’s traditional partners, the study reviews experience in relevant areas such as capacity development, institution building, employment promotion, legal reform and programme implementation. Finally, the study establishes the parameters for effective technical cooperation by the ILO: first, as it develops activities designed to mainstream HIV/AIDS within its own programmes, and secondly, as it assists governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations to address HIV/AIDS and its impact in the world of work.

  5. Publication

    Guidelines for workplace TB control activities - The contribution of workplace TB control activities to TB control in the community

    01 January 2003

  6. Publication

    Tuberculosis: guidelines for workplace control activities

    01 January 2003

  7. Publication

    Socio-Economic impact of HIV/AIDS on people living with HIV/AIDS and their families

    01 January 2003

    The study ‘Socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS on people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their families’ was undertaken with the following objectives: (a) To document the overall experiences of PLWHA and their families ever since the discovery of their HIV+ status. (Stigma faced, impact on employment status, family income and expenditure, availability of care and support services, etc.) (b) To understand the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and children.

  8. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and child labour in Sub-Saharan Africa: A synthesis report. Paper No. 6

    01 January 2003

    This report draws together major findings from the four country RAs, placing them within a broader, state-of-the-art review of information from across Sub-Saharan Africa regarding what is known about the relationships between HIV/AIDS and child labour. The analysis provides the most complete review to date of available information concerning the impact of HIV/AIDS on child labour and the risks of HIV/AIDS infection for working children. Section 2 analyses the socio-economic context within which the HIV/AIDS pandemic and child labour must be seen. Section 3 discusses the evidence of linkages between HIV/AIDS and child labour, including that generated by the RAs. Section 4 summarizes the RA recommendations and provides suggestions for priority action. Appendices include additional information about the methodologies and approaches of the four country RAs and a summary of issues raised during an ILO/IPEC workshop in May 2003, at which the findings from the RAs were presented.

  9. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and child labour in Zambia: A rapid assessment on the case of the Lusaka, Copperbelt and Eastern Provinces. Paper No. 5

    01 January 2003

    This rapid assessment examined correlations between the HIV/AIDS pandemic and child labour in Zambia. The report aims at: assessing the extent to which HIV/AIDS has had an impact on child labour, both directly and indirectly; analysing the impact of HIV/AIDS-related child labour on the welfare of children in terms of their health, education, etc; assessing gender issues related to HIV/AIDS, as well as analysing the coping or survival strategies of girls and boys, including AIDS orphans; assessing the child labourers’ awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS; and generating data that could assist policy and intervention strategies on behalf of child labourers. This research was conducted in three provinces: Copperbelt, Eastern, and Lusaka. The sample included 306 child labourers: 211 boys and 95 girls in 5 to 16-year age group.