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  • Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO’s VCT@WORK initiative and 3 million tested for HIV

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that the initial phase of its VCT@WORK initiative has reached close to 5 million workers with face-to-face education on the benefits of HIV testing. During the outreach, which took place between July 2013 and December 2015, almost 3 million workers were tested for HIV, and more than 85 000 people who tested positive for HIV were referred to services for treatment.

    15 July 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Landmark court ruling in Egypt prohibits HIV discrimination in the workplace

    Ahmed was dismissed from his job as a plumber for a club in Giza, Egypt, in 2015 after his employer discovered he was living with HIV. Rather than remain silent, Ahmed decided to pursue legal action with the help of the Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development.

    14 July 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Things to Consider Before Disclosing Your HIV Status at Work

    Many people debate about whether they should reveal their HIV status to people at work—and may wonder about the potential benefits, and the potential downsides, of disclosing. Here’s a few things to consider if you’re thinking about coming out to work colleagues as HIV-positive.

    21 June 2016 | BETA blog
  • Ste talks to NAT (National AIDS Trust) about HIV and workplace discrimination

    Interview with a man who has experienced workplace discrimination in relation to his HIV status.

    14 April 2016 | You Tube
  • Israeli army to allow HIV positive recruits

    HIV-positive Israelis will be conscripted into the military for the first time, the army said Wednesday, a move welcomed by gay rights groups as an important step against discrimination.

    03 December 2015 | Yahoo News
  • Providing HIV treatment at work found to be cost-saving for companies

    Providing antiretroviral therapy programmes in the workplace can be cost saving for companies in settings with a high prevalence of HIV due to reductions in healthcare costs, absenteeism, and staff turnover according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.

    08 September 2015 | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine press release
  • US funding for HIV treatment linked with employment gains in sub-Saharan Africa

    We found that PEPFAR was associated with a 13 percent increase in employment among males in focus nations compared to non-focus ones. In contrast, no change in employment was observed among females. In addition, we found that increasing PEPFAR per capita funding by $100 was associated with a 9.1-percentage-point average increase in employment among males.

    15 June 2015 | Brookings Institution (blog)
  • HIV positive workers take less than a week off

    The majority of people living with HIV take less than four days off work a year but still find it hard to obtain financial products such as income protection and critical illness cover.

    07 May 2015 | FT Adviser
  • Military justice?

    An extraordinary example of HIV criminalization gone awry in the States. Bob Leahy talks to Lt. Colonel Ken Pinkela, court martialed and sentenced to a jail term for allegedly exposing another officer to HIV, when no sexual contact occurred, says Pinkela.

    27 January 2015 | Positive Lite
  • Banking Giant JPMorgan Chase Sued Over Alleged HIV Discrimination

    A former corporate vice president of JPMorgan Chase is suing the banking giant, alleging the corporation violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by ignoring a doctor's order related to the man's HIV care.

    09 January 2015 | The Body
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