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Across the world, since the 1980’s, new laws and rules have come about to protect people living with HIV&AIDS who are of working age and/or employed. As of 2008, according to the International Labour Organisation, 33.2 million people living with HIV are “employed and in their most productive years, with skills and expereinces their families, workplace and country can ill afford to lost”. This means that a huge percentage of people living with HIV are very important to the global economy and it is very dangerous to put their jobs and livelihoods at risk just because they are HIV positive!
If you are of working age (considered over the age of 15 or 16) and living with HIV it is very important that you know the ins and outs of HIV in the workplace so that you can protect yourself, your job and your livelihood!
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