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.

By adopting the Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (No. 200) in 2010, the ILO’s member States reaffirmed their commitment to prevent HIV and address discrimination in the workplace. Recommendation No. 200 builds on the ILO Code of practice on HIV/AIDS. It is the first international labour standard for the protection of human rights at work for persons living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. The Recommendation calls for the development and adoption of national tripartite HIV workplace policies and programmes through an inclusive dialogue process involving governments, organizations of employers and workers, organizations representing persons living with HIV and taking into account the views of relevant sectors, including the health sector.


  1. 1 Dec, 2012

    World AIDS Day 2012

    The theme of World AIDS Day 2012 is "Getting to Zero" referring to the objectives of the UNAIDS strategy for 2011-2015, “Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination. Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Implement the ILO Recommendation on HIV and AIDS (No.200)."

    1. "Getting to Zero at Work" ILO campaign
    2. World AIDS Day message 2012 from UNAIDS Executive Director
    3. World Aids Campaign Page

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