Publications on HIV/AIDS

January 2002

  1. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and human rights: Promoting human rights through the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work – Working Paper 3

    11 January 2002

    This paper explains the important connections between human rights and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and examines relevant international instruments in the context of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support in the workplace. It then takes a detailed look at the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, and at the human rights it promotes.

  2. Publication

    Labour market and employment implications of HIV/AIDS - Working Paper 1

    06 January 2002

    This paper is on the economic impact of HIV/AIDS, and focuses in particular on the labour market and employment implications of the epidemic. It analyses the effects of HIV/AIDS on the labour market, based mainly on the experience of sub-Saharan Africa where the problem, until now, is greatest and where the direct impact of the epidemic is further compounded by persistent poverty which limits the ability to afford the enormous economic costs of HIV/AIDS.

  3. Publication

    Human capital and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa - Working Paper 2

    06 January 2002

    The present working paper concerns the impact of HIV/AIDS on human capital in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides insights into the impact of the epidemic on sustainable development in the region that is hardest hit by AIDS and already seriously affected by poverty, by focusing on key factors critical to human capital. The paper analyses the loss of human capital in two important social sectors B health and education B as a result of AIDS, and suggests how to respond to AIDS-related loss of skilled and professional labour mainly through mobilizing governments and workplace partners. In more practical terms, the paper concludes with a proposal for the maintenance of human capital in the form of a multisectoral programme of action.

  4. Publication

    Know your status - HIV testing and counselling: the gateway to wellness

    01 January 2002

  5. Publication

    Trade unions and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2002

    This handbook aims to provide guidelines to woirkers' organisations to help them initiate policy/programmes to combat HIV/AIDS. It enables trade unions gain in-depth understanding of the HIV/AIDS through their networks and programmes. The specific objectives of this handbook are: to enhance the knowledge level of the trade unions about STIs/HIV/AIDS; to enable the trade unions appreciate their role in developing policy and programmes on HIV/AIDS; to provide guidelines to trade unions to help them play their role effectively in strengthening the world of work response to HIV/AIDS.

  6. Publication

    Combating child labour and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa - A review of policies, programmes, and projects in South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia to identify good practices. Paper No. 1

    01 January 2002

    This report covers these linkages between the HIV/AIDS pandemic and child labour in South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Zambia. It complements Rapid Assessments in these countries to gather qualitative data on the links between child labour and HIV/AIDS. Significant efforts are being made in the three African countries to understand and respond to the linkage, or at least to one component of the relationship. This review presents many examples of both response models and specific examples of responses to both HIV/AIDS and child labour. The ability to learn from and expand “good practices” depends critically on more focused government attention to the pandemic and its impact on children, including the stigma and discrimination they face.

  7. Publication

    Consultation workshop on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work: Key issues and conclusions - Geneva, 16-17 October 2000 – Meeting Report 1

    01 January 2002

    This report is a summary of proceedings and also a useful guide to the development of policies and programmes in the World of Work. Examples are given of existing workplace action, and of the activities of governments, employers, workers, and their organizations; analysis is made of the ILO’s potential role in the global response to AIDS; and recommendations are outlined for the ILO and its national and international partners.

  8. Publication

    Workshop for employers’ organizations in East and Southern Africa on a time-bound action plan to combat HIV/AIDS - Mombasa, Kenya, 26-27 November 2001 – Meeting Report 2

    01 January 2002

    The report of the Mombasa workshop presents an overview of the range of activities undertaken by employers in the sub-region, and serves as a useful guide to the development of policies and programmes in the world of work. The action plan, in particular, is a practical example of the steps which need to be taken in order to develop and implement workplace-based action to combat HIV/AIDS.

  9. Publication

    Implementing the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. An education and training manual

    01 January 2002

    This comprehensive educational and training tool manual offers practical guidance for formulating viable policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS in the world of work. Aimed at protecting the rights and dignity of workers, their families, and all people living with HIV/AIDS, the education and training material provided here can be applied to all sectors, public and private, formal and informal. Presented in eight modules, it contains a flexible and diverse set of learning options to meet the specific requirements of different groups in various environments and situations. Each module is designed to involve people in active learning through activities such as the presentation of issues, role play and group work. The manual also includes case study extracts, numerous samples of legislation, polices and collective agreements and an extensive list of references and resources.

June 2001

  1. Publication

    The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    01 June 2001

    The code provides invaluable practical guidance to policy-makers, employers’ and workers’ organizations and other social partners for formulating and implementing appropriate workplace policy, prevention and care programmes, and for establishing strategies to address workers in the informal sector. It is the product of collaboration between the ILO and its tripartite constituents, as well as cooperation with its international partners.