Publications on HIV/AIDS

June 2011

  1. Publication

    Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood (factsheet)

    01 June 2011

  2. Publication

    Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood

    01 June 2011

    This joint report by ILO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, WHO and the World Bank, provides an overview of the State of the epidemic among young people. It includes individual testimonies, the latest statistics and analysis on very young adolescents (10-14), older adolescents (15-19), young adults (20-24) and young people living with HIV. The report outlines opportunities for action to ensure the protection of these young people and to achieve the global targets for an AIDS- free generation.

May 2011

  1. Publication

    Discrimination against People Living with HIV within Healthcare Settings in China

    17 May 2011

    In order to identify the key factors behind differential access and treatment of people living with HIV to medical services, the STD and AIDS Prevention and Control Center of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCAIDS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) undertook a joint qualitative research project in August 2010. In-depth interviews were conducted with 20 medical professionals from four designated HIV hospitals and seven non-designated hospitals in five provinces (Henan, Beijing, Guangxi, Yunnan and Gansu). Based on the interview responses and related documents, this report describes the current state of discrimination by medical institutions against people living with HIV, analyses the underlying factors behind this discrimination and provides a set of policy recommendations designed to better protect the medical rights of people living with HIV.

February 2011

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    Women, Girls and HIV and AIDS: Education, Women's Economic Empowerment and Workplace Violence (ILO/UNAIDS/UNESCO)

    28 February 2011

    Today, evidence points indisputably to the important intersection of HIV and gender inequality. In 2010, women and girls accounted for more than half of all people living with HIV (about 52%). They are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence, suffer economic inequalities and shoulder the bulk of the burden of caring for people living with HIV.

January 2011

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    ILO thematic update - ILO in UN Cares: HIV and AIDS at UN workplaces

    31 January 2011

    As a lead agency for HIV and AIDS workplace policies and programmes and private sector mobilization, the ILO plays a key role in UN Cares programmes as well. In partnership with different UN agencies, UNAIDS and UN Plus / organizations of persons living with HIV, the ILO contributes to UN Cares, not only for its own staff but also for staff in other agencies. Here are a few examples highlighting ILO actions in UN Cares at headquarter and field levels.

  2. Publication

    HIV and AIDS related employment discrimination in China

    14 January 2011

    This report reviews the current state of HIV and AIDS workplace discrimination in China and summarizes a broad body of existing research as well as reviews new research conducted by the ILO and Maries Stopes International. The findings point to a trend of increasing discrimination against workers that contradicts both national policies and international standards. This body of work highlights numerous cases of employment discrimination in several key practices and puts forward a set of recommendations aimed at improving the situation.

December 2010

  1. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and the World of Work: a prevention & social protection perspective

    22 December 2010

    A two-week capacity-building course on HIV/AIDS and the world of work offered by the ILO Training Centre in Turin (Italy), with a prevention and social protection perspective.

  2. Publication

    Simple ways to manage HIV @ your workplace

    01 December 2010

    A booklet by the Government of Uganda and ILO/AIDS to help workplace actors better understand and implement Uganda's National Policy on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work.

April 2010

  1. Publication

    Joint WHO/ILO policy guidelines on improving health worker access to prevention, treatment and care services for HIV and TB

    28 April 2010

    The primary purpose of these guidelines is to draw together previously developed clinical and policy guidelines, along with recent evidence, into a coherent set of recommendations that aim to provide improved access of health workers to HIV and TB services.

  2. Publication

    Strengthening the HIV/AIDS response: Towards a new international labour standard - ILO constituents strengthen their leadership in the HIV/AIDS response

    01 April 2010

    The ILO will reach a major milestone in the global response to HIV/AIDS when the International Labour Conference votes on the adoption of an international standard on HIV/AIDS and the world of work in June 2010, almost a decade after the launching of the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS. Once the standard is adopted by the representatives of governments, employers and workers of ILO member States, it will be the first international human rights instrument entirely dedicated to HIV/AIDS and applicable to all workers in all sectors, formal and informal, as well as to jobseekers, laid-off workers and persons in vocational training.