15/12/2003

ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work

Over 42 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. Nine out of every ten are
adults in their productive and reproductive prime.

HIV/AIDS threatens the livelihoods of many workers and those who depend on them
- families, communities and enterprises. In doing so, it also weakens national
economies.

Discrimination and stigmatization against women and men with HIV threaten
fundamental principles and rights at work, and undermine efforts for prevention
and care.

There is still no cure for HIV/AIDS, but prevention does work.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) gives

- information and links to help you understand the social and economic impacts
of HIV/AIDS

- advice on policy for governments, employers and workers

- programme guidelines on prevention, care and measures to combat
discrimination

- a Code of Practice that provides a framework for action in the workplace and
a training manual to help you implement

Further information


AplusA-online.de - Source: International Labour Organisation (ILO)