Publications on HIV/AIDS

July 2022

  1. Publication

    How to make social protection inclusive of people living with HIV and key populations: a checklist

    27 July 2022

    This joint publication of UNDPO and ILO provides a framework for countries to ensure inclusion of people living with HIV and key populations in social protection policies and programmes. It provides a set of questions to assist in the planning and evaluation of inclusive HIV-sensitive and gender-responsive social protection programmes. The publication is based on an online discussion and a Global Dialogue on Social Protection for People Living with HIV and Key Populations, organized by UNDP and ILO in 2021. The dialogue convened participants from 52 countries to share strategies and good practices and allowed multiple stakeholders to engage in constructive dialogue on how social protection schemes can be more inclusive. The checklist was pilot tested by UNAIDS in Benin, Central African Republic and Cote d'Ivoire. The publication was launched at a pre-conference during the 24th International AIDS Conference 2022.

June 2022

  1. WHO & ILO policy brief

    HIV self-testing at workplaces: approaches to implementation and sustainable financing

    21 June 2022

December 2021

  1. Publication

    Making universal social protection a reality for people living with, at the risk of, and affected by HIV or Tuberculosis

    06 December 2021

    Ensuring that populations who are living with, at risk of or affected by HIV and/or TB can effectively access prevention, diagnosis and treatment services is crucial. Social protection systems have a pivotal role to play in the coverage of both direct medical and non-medical costs, as well as income loss incurred due to the disease.. This paper provides examples of institutional practices that improve the inclusiveness of national social protection schemes for people living with HIV and/or TB and the responsiveness of such schemes to their needs.

  2. Report

    The ILO Global HIV Discrimination in the World of Work survey

    01 December 2021

    The ILO has joined forces with Gallup to carry out a groundbreaking global survey covering 50 countries that sheds further light on the causes of the persistence of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the world of work.

May 2021

  1. Publication

    A study on medical insurance coverage for people living with HIV in selected multinational insurance companies in Malaysia

    05 May 2021

    Thanks to advances in antiretroviral treatment, people living with HIV are living healthy and productive lives. In some countries, among others Malaysia, people living with HIV are denied insurance coverage because of their HIV status. This study, undertaken by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) with the support of the ILO, provides evidence and makes a compelling argument for inclusion of HIV in public and private health insurance not just in Malaysia but in other parts of the world.

November 2020

  1. Health and Wellness at Work

    Guidelines for an integrated health testing approach under VCT@WORK

    30 November 2020

    These guidelines, developed as part of the ILO’s ongoing Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing for Workers (VCT@WORK), will help in adopting a more integrated approach to health, as recommended by the Sustainable Development Goal 3. An integrated approach will help in reducing stigma associated with HIV testing; and will enable workplaces to implement an overall health and wellness approach. Early diagnosis and treatment for HIV, tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases will avert premature deaths and will contribute to having a healthy and productive workforce, benefiting workers, enterprises, communities and local and national economies.

August 2020

  1. Publication

    UNAIDS calls on governments to strengthen HIV-sensitive social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

    28 August 2020

    UNAIDS calls on governments to live up to their commitment to develop nationally owned and led social protection systems for all, including floors; and scale up and progressively enhance coverage, adequacy and comprehensiveness, thereby improving the responsiveness and quality of interventions to address the needs and vulnerabilities of people living with HIV.

June 2020

  1. Publication

    COVID-19 and the world of work: Ensuring no one is left behind in the response and recovery

    09 June 2020

    This brief is part of a series on leaving no one behind in the context of COVID-19 and the world of work. It provides an overview of specific groups that risk being left behind: people with disabilities, indigenous and tribal peoples, people living with HIV, and migrant workers.

  2. Publication

    COVID-19 and the world of work: A focus on people living with HIV

    08 June 2020

    Part of the ILO series on leaving no one behind in COVID-19 and the world of work, this brief describes the impact of the pandemic on people living with HIV and makes recommendations for a COVID-19 response and recovery in the world of work that is inclusive of people living with HIV.

May 2020

  1. Publication

    Addressing stigma and discrimination in the COVID-19 response: Key lessons from the response to HIV and AIDS

    14 May 2020

    Stigma and discrimination manifest differently in different contexts and for different populations, yet some aspects remain constant. Useful lessons have been learned in the HIV response that could be applied to the COVID-19 response.