Urgent need for sensitive social protection schemes for people living with HIV

July 7, 2014

People living with HIV who have access to social protection programmes enjoy a range of benefits, such as being more likely to retain their jobs and keep their children in school, but too many of the most vulnerable are out of reach of these programmes, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The report Access to and effects of social protection on workers living with HIV and their households draws its conclusions from research conducted in four countries, Guatemala, Indonesia, Rwanda and Ukraine, that are currently developing or scaling up their social security systems.