1 December - World AIDS Day: Hands Up for #HIVPrevention

AIDS is not over. We need to reinforce the role of the world of work as a strategic stage in the life cycle approach to HIV.

Globally there are an estimated 37 million people who are living with HIV, the majority of them of working age. Over 35 million people have died of AIDS related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Employment is key in the life cycle approach to HIV. Most people are in the world of work for a large part of their life. The world of work can play a critical role in many aspects of the AIDS response: reducing discrimination and ensuring that people are not denied the right to work; enhancing access to HIV information; facilitating access to HIV testing and treatment; and expanding the coverage of social protection.

Social media messages for World AIDS Day 2016:

The @ILO contributes to #HIV prevention + treatment by promoting voluntary HIV counselling & testing for workers. http://bit.ly/2gyFIhk

What does getting to zero in the workplace mean? Workplaces have a vital role to play in #HIVprevention: http://bit.ly/2gzcU4U (GIF)

When workers living w/ #HIV receive effective treatment, they can continue leading productive lives for many years. http://bit.ly/2gzcU4U

Workplaces are uniquely placed to reduce the HIV testing gap. Voluntary #HIV counselling and testing at work works! http://bit.ly/2fEtgs7

The workplace has a vital role to play in #HIVprevention and treatment. Find @ILO’s practical guide for work: http://bit.ly/2gygEHz

Workplaces can be an integral & essential part of comprehensive & sustainable #HIVprevention & care programmes. http://bit.ly/2gygEHz

People living with HIV experience unemployment rates 3X higher than average. Stand up for zero discrimination at work!

Workers must have the info & skills to help them make informed decisions about their health. http://bit.ly/2gygEHz #HIVprevention

With the right #treatment, workers can continue leading productive lives for many years: http://bit.ly/2gzcU4U #HIVprevention

Everyone has a right to #HIVprevention & should be able to access #prevention methods that fit their lives. bit.ly/2cZKJwy