The fight against COVID-19 should not mean forgetting the 37 million people living with HIV
19 May 2020
As the world focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not lose the gains made globally over the last thirty years in combating HIV and AIDS.
Addressing stigma and discrimination in the COVID-19 response: Key lessons from the response to HIV and AIDS
14 May 2020
Stigma and discrimination manifest differently in different contexts and for different populations, yet some aspects remain constant. Useful lessons have been learned in the HIV response that could be applied to the COVID-19 response.
Executive Summary of Fair employment at the workplace: A case study on HIV in five Chinese-owned companies in Kampala, Uganda
29 April 2020
HIV and AIDS - Unified Budget Results Accountability Framework (2018 – 2019)
31 March 2020
The ILO is a Cosponsor of the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS which comprises the UNAIDS Secretariat and eleven UN Cosponsors. The Global overarching strategy of GED/ILOAIDS invests the limited resources most efficiently to achieve maximum impact. For the 2018 – 19 biennium, GED/ILOAIDS utilised its limited resources in a focussed manner, prioritising areas of work where concrete outcomes could be achieved.
Series of technical briefs : Violence and harassment in the world of work
03 March 2020
In June 2019, the ILO adopted the Violence and Harassment Convention No.190 and its supplementing Recommendation No.206. These are the first international standards to provide a common framework to prevent, remedy and eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work, including gender-based violence and harassment. The ILO has prepared a series of briefs that provide an overview of the instruments and feature specific topics which are of particular importance when addressing violence and harassment in the world of work.
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…
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.
HIV self-testing at workplaces in Zimbabwe
29 November 2019
The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) of Zimbabwe, together with ILO, UNITAID, Populations Services International (PSI) and the National Aids Council (NAC), have implemented a HIV Self Testing (HIV/ST) initiative in ten companies. The companies cover the mining, power, beverages and cement industries, and have a total workforce of over 47,000 people. All companies were already engaged in ILO’s VCT@WORK Initiative.
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…
Reaching Men under the National Test and Treat campaign in Tanzania
27 November 2019
Only 45 per cent of men living with HIV know their HIV status in Tanzania, as against 56 per cent of women living with HIV. The Prime Minister, involving all stakeholders, launched a national HIV Test and Treat campaign on 19 June 2018. Coming together as one UN, the ILO expanded its ongoing VCT@WORK Initiative in collaboration with its partners - the Ministry of labour, Association of Tanzanian Employers and Trade Union Congress of Tanzania.