What's new

May 2021

  1. Publication

    A study on medical insurance coverage for people living with HIV in selected multinational insurance companies in Malaysia

    05 May 2021

    Thanks to advances in antiretroviral treatment, people living with HIV are living healthy and productive lives. In some countries, among others Malaysia, people living with HIV are denied insurance coverage because of their HIV status. This study, undertaken by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) with the support of the ILO, provides evidence and makes a compelling argument for inclusion of HIV in public and private health insurance not just in Malaysia but in other parts of the world.

April 2021

  1. World Aids Day

    Protecting human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the context of HIV and sexual orientation in Ukraine

    19 April 2021

    Asylum seekers and refugees are entitled to all the rights and fundamental freedoms spelled out in international human rights instruments. This includes the right to protection if they have HIV, TB or have a different sexual orientation and identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or questioning (LGBTIQ). In 2020, the UNHCR and ILO, with support from UNAIDS, implemented a virtual capacity-building project targeting the staff of the State Migration Service (SMS) in Ukraine that deals with refugees and asylum seekers.

December 2020

  1. World AIDS Day

    A tireless fighter against HIV stigma

    01 December 2020

    Baby Rivona Nasution has dedicated her life to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV in Indonesia. She actively promotes their right to contribute to every aspect of life, including the right to decent work.

  2. World Aids Day

    Building an integrated workplace response to HIV and COVID-19 in Indonesia

    01 December 2020

    The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Council of the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Health, and the ILO organized eight national public dialogues with a view to finding ways to build an integrated workplace response to HIV and COVID-19 in Indonesia. The dialogues promoted awareness on workers’ safety and health during the COVID -19 pandemic, and discussed ways as well as good practices of adopting an integrated approach to HIV and COVID-19 at workplaces in Indonesia.

  3. World Aids Day

    Reaching migrant workers under VCT@WORK in Gujarat, India in times of COVID-19

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 hit millions of migrant workers hard in India. They lost livelihoods and were at a heightened risk of COVID-19 during the lockdown. Recognizing that large inter-state and rural to urban migration also aggravates the risk of HIV infection, migrant workers are a key focus of the National AIDS Control Programme in India.

  4. World Aids Day

    Advocating for an all-inclusive, inter-sectoral COVID-19 response in the world of work in Malawi

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 exacerbated inequalities in a short time. Groups already marginalized ran the risk of being further left behind. The world of work response in Malawi was built around the SDG commitment of leaving no one behind. As part of the UN country team and in collaboration with the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, the COVID-19 response in the world of work kept its focus on women and girls, people living with HIV, persons with disability and other groups in vulnerable situations.

  5. News

    WORLD AIDS DAY: Global Solidarity Shared Responsibility

    01 December 2020

    We must not forget that HIV and AIDS is still very much with us, affecting over 38 million people globally, most of them of working age. We can effectively address HIV and COVID-19 together. In the hardest of times we can find new solutions…’, says Shauna Olney, Chief, Gender, Equality and Diversity & ILOAIDS in her video message on World AIDS Day 2020.

November 2020

  1. Health and Wellness at Work

    Guidelines for an integrated health testing approach under VCT@WORK

    30 November 2020

    These guidelines, developed as part of the ILO’s ongoing Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing for Workers (VCT@WORK), will help in adopting a more integrated approach to health, as recommended by the Sustainable Development Goal 3. An integrated approach will help in reducing stigma associated with HIV testing; and will enable workplaces to implement an overall health and wellness approach. Early diagnosis and treatment for HIV, tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases will avert premature deaths and will contribute to having a healthy and productive workforce, benefiting workers, enterprises, communities and local and national economies.

October 2020

  1. Video

    Staying productive without stigma

    16 October 2020

    The video narrates the working journey of Fahri, demonstrating his competency as a productive worker just like any other workers. The video also demonstrates the importance of non-discriminatory policies and inclusive workplaces to provide greater access to people with HIV to employment.

August 2020

  1. Publication

    UNAIDS calls on governments to strengthen HIV-sensitive social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

    28 August 2020

    UNAIDS calls on governments to live up to their commitment to develop nationally owned and led social protection systems for all, including floors; and scale up and progressively enhance coverage, adequacy and comprehensiveness, thereby improving the responsiveness and quality of interventions to address the needs and vulnerabilities of people living with HIV.