The HIV pandemic has become one of the most critical workplace issues of our time. In addition to its devastating impact on working women and men and their families and dependents, HIV affects the world of work in many ways. Stigma and discrimination against people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS threatens fundamental rights at work, undermining opportunities for people to obtain decent work and sustainable employment.


  1. ILO online course on HIV testing at the workplace

    The AIDS pandemic is not over. HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and gaps in HIV testing continue to persist. Workplaces can help fill these gaps as has been demonstrated by the ILO’s VCT@WORK programme. This self-learning online course, comprising 9 modules, will help you develop or strengthen an ongoing HIV workplace programme.

  2. The ILO Global HIV Discrimination in the World of Work survey

    The ILO has joined forces with Gallup to carry out a groundbreaking global survey covering 50 countries that sheds further light on the causes of the persistence of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the world of work.

  3. An Integrated approach to COVID-19 and HIV

    COVID-19 and the world of work: Ensuring no one is left behind in the response and recovery

    Overview of specific groups that risk being left behind which includes people living with HIV

Focus on Voluntary counselling and testing VCT@WORK

  1. Voluntary, confidential HIV counselling and testing for workers

    Voluntary Confidential Counselling and HIV Testing for Workers (VCT@WORK) - a global initiative to reduce gaps in HIV testing.

  2. Guidelines for an integrated health testing approach under VCT@WORK