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  • 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
  • The Greek Military Is Laying Off HIV-Positive Soldiers

    Christos explained that when it comes to HIV you have to remain silent. But is silence the answer? I asked. “In Greece, yes, it is the only answer. In another state, perhaps it’s not. The Greek state has to decide: does it want HIV positive individuals here or not?”

    23 September 2014 | Vice
  • More hassle than crying toddlers: air travelling with HIV.

    “Any medication?” Noooo. “Any condition?” Noooo. “Any guilt?” Oh. Errr. YES.

    03 September 2014 | Living with HIV (blog)
  • Defying Discrimination

    The fact that people with HIV still have their civil rights violated is no surprise. But more people, like Muñoz, are fighting back in court—and they’re winning. Have you been discriminated against? Does it warrant a lawsuit? POZ talks with the experts and looks at three different cases to help you recognize HIV discrimination and prepare for a legal battle.

    04 July 2014 | Poz
  • Employment: Two Ticks set for reform, as researchers call it ‘an empty shell’

    The government’s “Two Ticks” scheme to recognise companies that encourage disabled people to apply for job vacancies is nothing more than an “empty shell” used as a public relations tool, according to new research.

    17 June 2014 | Disability News Service
  • Ugandan clinics selling bogus HIV certificates

    Private clinics in Uganda's capital, Kampala, are selling fake HIV negative certificates to help people get jobs, an undercover investigation by BBC Africa's Catherine Byaruhanga has revealed.

    08 April 2014 | BBC Health
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