International Labour Office

For many HIV-positive people, has improved the situation in many workplaces. This change is largely due to the business of strategic responses to HIV (SHARE) program. Taking into account that of the 33.2 million people HIV-carrying majority are in working age, SHARE is revealed as a necessary program. To this day, AIDS is a serious problem in the world of work. Routinely, people with HIV are discriminated against in their daily lives. In the case of Spain, also occurs in the workplace by the absence of measures Government for this type of problems.

More than 650 companies from 24 different countries have launched the SHARE program. Sixteen of these countries attached to the program have conducted a series of training courses on HIV. The International Labour Office (ILO) has been responsible for the development of a form of practical recommendations on HIV and the workplace. In this way, thousands of government officials and Union representatives have received training about HIV in their workplace. Thanks to SHARE, the companies offer programs of prevention, treatment and care. The implementation of the programme began in 2003 in six countries: Belize, Benin, Cambodia, Guyana, Ghana and Togo.

Now, after five years of implementation of SHARE, the ILO has brought to light the report saving lives, protecting jobs, where the effects of the program are evaluated. The document assesses the six countries pioneered the use of the program. At the global level, the report highlights better reception and greater respect towards people with HIV. Surveyed workers recognize now have a better attitude toward those infected with the virus. He is a significant advance in what to rupture of cliches and prejudices is concerned, since HIV infection has traditionally been a risk factor for losing their jobs. According to the report, women are more exposed and are more affected than men to infection. This is due to biological, socio-cultural and economic reasons. Other relevant data of the report the ILO is the change of attitude towards the use of condoms. For example, in Cambodia, 68 per cent of the surveyed workers expressed a positive attitude toward the use of condoms. In short, you can see how SHARE has contributed to the creation of a work environment more favorable and sympathetic towards people with HIV. The Organization of Nations United also has been launched at a programme of similar characteristics. UNAIDS tries to give a global response to HIV. Its activities focus on prevent new HIV infections, provide assistance to persons living with HIV and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. UNAIDS aims primarily halting the spread of AIDS by the year 2015. Both SHARE and UNAIDS represent two models of Justice and solidarity in human relations. Models struggling for equality in the workplace, and against discrimination against people who carry the virus. But the welfare of the seropositive depends not only on these programs, but it is the responsibility of the whole society. On many occasions the ignorance of the disease leads to rejection towards its affected. If these programs are able to overcome this barrier, and convert the unknown known, coexistence and respect for these people will improve greatly. Luis J. Masa Gonzalez journalist original author and source of the article.

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