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Philippines: Discrimination Against Workers with HIV

Workplace discrimination in the Philippines includes refusal to hire, unlawful firing, and forced resignation of people with HIV. Some employers may also disregard or actively facilitate workplace harassment of employees who are HIV positive. In most of the discrimination cases that Human Rights Watch documented, employees with HIV did not file formal complaints, most frequently due to fear of being further exposed as HIV positive, which could prevent future employment.

Published
09 February 2018
From
Human Rights Watch
HIV positive man can become a commercial pilot

An HIV positive man who was told he could not train as a commercial pilot will be allowed to begin training after a U-turn by aviation officials.

Published
19 January 2018
From
BBC News
A British Man Has Been Prevented From Becoming An Airline Pilot Because He Has HIV

Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has blocked a man from Glasgow from pursuing his ambition of flying planes. "It's destroyed a boyhood dream," he told BuzzFeed News.

Published
11 December 2017
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BuzzFeed
Healthcare workers living with HIV have different motivations for disclosing or concealing their HIV status

Nurses and other healthcare workers who are living with HIV have mixed reactions when they mention their HIV status to colleagues, according to a small Dutch study

Published
10 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Japan to offer free HIV testing in annual company health checks to encourage early detection

In a bid to encourage more people to undergo HIV tests, the health ministry is planning to offer testing as a free option during companies’ annual health checks. The free HIV test will be optional at the annual health checks companies carry out on employees, and the ministry will send the results directly to the patients instead of together with all of the usual health check data, the official said.

Published
30 October 2017
From
The Japan Times
BBVs in healthcare workers: health clearance and management

Guidance for health clearance of healthcare workers (HCWs) and management of those infected with bloodborne viruses (BBVs) hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

Published
26 October 2017
From
Public Health England
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.

Published
10 July 2017
From
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?

Published
23 May 2017
From
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.

Published
26 April 2017
From
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.

Published
20 January 2017
From
New York Daily News
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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