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  • Korea scraps mandatory HIV tests for English teachers

    A controversial requirement for HIV testing of foreign language teachers has been scrapped, government officials confirmed to The Korea Herald on Thursday, almost 10 years after it was introduced.

    10 July 2017 | Korea Herald
  • United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military

    Soldiers can be prosecuted for having sex, latest medications aren't widely available – are the armed forces living in the 1980s when it comes to AIDS?

    23 May 2017 | Rolling Stone
  • Gay man sues New York museum for anti-HIV discrimination

    After 10 years of working at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History as an IT manager, Bryan Torres has filed a federal suit against the museum for creating an intolerable hostile working environment.

    26 April 2017 | ThinkProgress
  • Feds accuse NYPD of HIV hiring bias

    The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city for refusing to hire a man with HIV for a 911 call taker job.

    20 January 2017 | New York Daily News
  • HIV is the hidden disability that is still holding employees back

    Roland Chesters, who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS several years ago, says it's time for employers to openly offer more support to those living with the disease.

    03 October 2016 | CIPD
  • Making a difference in your organisation: Why workplace HIV testing makes sense

    In November 2015 I proudly launched the UK’s largest workplace testing event at Transport for London (TfL).Bringing the testing to people de-stigmatised getting tested, a work environment was actually preferable to a medical one as strange as that might seem.

    25 August 2016 | Martyn Loukes
  • What It's Like to Tell Your Boss That You're HIV Positive

    In the modern British workplace, you can't be fired or discriminated against in any way on the grounds that you're HIV positive. That would be a criminal offence. Notifying your employer isn't a legal requirement, but if you do chose to disclose your status and are met with anything other than support, confidentiality and reasonable adjustments, then your employer has almost certainly broken the law.

    15 August 2016 | Vice
  • 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
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