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May 2018

  1. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / H6 2018

    AIDS’ impact on the labour force costs billions in lost earnings: ILO

    24 May 2018,

    An ILO report highlights the toll HIV and AIDS continue to take on the labour force, and its economic and social implications. The ILO calls for urgent efforts to close the treatment gaps, step up testing and prevention measures, and ensure workers can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

October 2017

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

    17 October 2017,

  2. More than 4.1 million tested for HIV under VCT@WORK initiative

    17 October 2017,

    The Voluntary Counselling and Testing at work (VCT@WORK) initiative has reached over 6 million workers and family members. Of those, more than 4.1 million were tested for HIV and 103,000 referred to access anti retro-viral treatment.

September 2017

  1. Caring for miners: Coal India Limited promotes VCT@WORK in India

    25 September 2017,

  2. Employers’ Organizations and Hotel Associations Promote VCT@WORK in Uganda

    19 September 2017,

  3. Siberian Coal Energy Company leads VCT@WORK in the Russian Federation

    01 September 2017,

August 2017

  1. Trinidad & Tobago Develops National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS

    11 August 2017,

    Weblinks to media coverage of the launch of the Trinidad & Tobago National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS which took place in Port-of-Spain on Tuesday August 8, 2017

July 2017

  1. VCT@WORK in Mozambique: Multi disease testing helps

    11 July 2017,

    HIV prevalence in the adult population is 13.2 per cent in Mozambique. What causes concern is that the HIV prevalence is showing an increasing trend; and is much higher in women (15.4 per cent) than men (10.1 percent). Only 33.5 percent of people living with HIV know their status.

June 2017

  1. Trade unions lead the VCT@WORK in Ukraine

    12 June 2017,

    Ukraine has one of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in Europe. The HIV prevalence in the adult population is 0.9 at the end of 2015. The highest incidence of the disease is among young and working age people. Only 54 per cent of people living with HIV know their HIV status. In order to reduce the HIV testing gap, the ILO is implementing the voluntary counselling and HIV testing initiative for workers —VCT@WORK—since 2014 in Ukraine. Trade unions have been in the front in driving the VCT@WORK Initiative in Ukraine, adopting a regional and sectoral approach.

April 2017

  1. Enhancing Access to HIV Testing and Social Protection for Workers in the Informal Economy in Kenya

    25 April 2017,

    Under the Voluntary Counselling and Testing for Workers’ Initiative - the VCT@WORK Initiative - the ILO in Kenya has developed an innovative programme of enhancing access to HIV testing amongst workers in the informal economy; and facilitating their access to national social protection schemes.

March 2017

  1. ILO course on "Including diversity and preventing discrimination", 22-26 May 2017

    The ILO International Training Centre in Turin is organizing a training course in Turin. The deadline for sending applications is 22 April 2017.

  2. BBC news - These workers face discrimination from inside, and out

    03 March 2017,

  3. Zero discrimination at workplace benefits everyone

    01 March 2017,

    Achieving zero discrimination needs actions from government, employers, workers and every individual in the society. Zero discrimination is more than protecting the interest of people living with HIV. It is about paving a path for qualified and capable workers – despite their HIV status – to help improving quality healthcare, education, and other industries.

December 2016

  1. Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in coffee producing areas of Guatemala

    08 December 2016,

    This project aims to diagnose pregnant women living with HIV and refer them to the official health system for further tests to confirm their status and to start antiretroviral treatment.

  2. World AIDS Day at the ILO

    01 December 2016,

    The ILO staff, including the Director-General, joined to commemorate the World AIDS Day 2016 today at the ILO office in Geneva. The staff formed a human red ribbon and showed their commitment to strengthening the AIDS response in the world of work.

  3. © UNICEF Ethiopia 2018

    Employment is key in the life cycle approach to HIV

    01 December 2016,

    "AIDS is not over. With the finish line in sight, we need to keep our foot on the accelerator and reinforce the role of the world of work as a strategic stage in the life cycle approach to HIV," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

September 2016

  1. Viet Nam: Poor working conditions prevalent in sex work

    16 September 2016,

    A new ILO study shows that most sex workers entered the job voluntarily but had limited control of occupational safety and health implications.

July 2016

  1. Making Health and HIV information for young people available on a mobile application

    13 July 2016,

    The ILO will support Oasis Websoft in further developing their online health application to provide information and advice on labour rights and HIV for young people in Ghana.

  2. HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing at work: Report 2015

    13 July 2016,

    ILO report on the VCT@WORK Initiative—voluntary counselling and testing for workers- launched in partnership with UNAIDS, in June 2013.

  3. Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO HIV Initiative

    13 July 2016,

    The initial phase of voluntary counselling and testing for workers—the VCT@WORK Initiative— shows encouraging results; and demonstrates that workplaces are “uniquely” placed to reduce the HIV testing gap.