HIV Stigma and Discrimination in the World of Work | July 25 2018
Findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index
Although access to effective antiretroviraltroviral treatments has improved signifi cantly – enabling people living with HIV to live long and productive lives including working and contributing to society in many different ways – people living with HIV conti nue to face discrimination in relation to work in terms of finding employment, keeping jobs and furthering career progression. Anti retroviral treatments have been life-changing but people need decent work, both to afford daily necessities and to live productive and dignified lives. Almost four decades into the HIV epidemic, the prevalence of HIV-related discrimination in employment is staggering, and it is unacceptable. This brief provides a snapshot of the prevalence of discrimination against people living with HIV in workplace settings: a practice that is evident across countries and regions.