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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.

Published
03 October 2016
From
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.

Published
25 August 2016
From
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.

Published
15 August 2016
From
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.

Published
15 July 2016
From
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.

Published
14 July 2016
From
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.

Published
21 June 2016
From
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.

Published
14 April 2016
From
You Tube
No adverse social consequences from early ART initiation in West Africa

Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not have negative social consequences, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Research involving patients in Côte d’Ivoire showed

Published
05 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
03 December 2015
From
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.

Published
08 September 2015
From
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine press release
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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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