Programme on HIV and AIDS

People with HIV often suffer from stigma and discrimination. At the workplace, people with HIV often are denied basic employment rights, receive little or no social protection including health insurance coverage for HIV-related illnesses, and discriminated against by their employers and co-employees. HIV incidence rate in the Philippines is pegged at less than 1 per cent.

  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) has provided technical inputs in drafting national policies and guidelines that involve Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), including Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Order No. 102-10 which mandates all private institutions to set up workplace policies and programmes on HIV and AIDS.
  • Through Project CHANGE, ILO and its partners have achieved some straightforward milestones: eight business process outsourcing (BPO) companies were trained on drafting workplace policies and implementing programmes on HIV and AIDS and other health domains covered by the project; more than 70 peer educators and 20 trainers have been trained to handle employee learning sessions on occupational health promotion; and, monitoring, learning and communication tools were developed, including e-learning modules for management and workers, manuals, fact sheets, and posters. An estimated 76,000 employees were reached indirectly by the Project through the trained company focal points. The enterprise partners provided counterpart resources amounting to an estimated 20 per cent of total project cost. Project CHANGE continues to enjoy the interest of BPO players while also capturing interests from other sectors, including business groups, local government units and civil society.
  • Information and communication materials have also been developed for Filipino seafarers through the Global Partnership on HIV and Mobile Workers in the Maritime Sector.

For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200 Philippines
Tel: +632 8580 9900
Fax +632 8856 7597