HIV and AIDS in the UN Workplace

The UN believes that staff members with HIV/AIDS should enjoy the same health and social protections as other UN employees.

As UN employees, we have a right to accurate information about HIV/AIDS, including information on how to avoid HIV infection and information on testing for HIV. We are also working to create a workplace environment free from stigma and discrimination. For those of us who are infected with HIV, we are entitled to treatment that can help us live with the disease. Regardless of our HIV status, we are entitled, as employees of the UN system, to be informed of UN system workplace policies on HIV/AIDS. The United Nations is committed to workplace rights for all persons, regardless of their HIV status. HIV infection or AIDS is not considered a basis for terminating your employment. The UN believes that staff members with HIV/AIDS should enjoy the same health and social protections as other UN employees.

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