HIV Testing at the workplace

HIV Testing at the workplace

HIV Testing at the workplace

The course is available in English, Français, Español
Key features

how to implement an HIV self-testing programme in your workplace


by the knowledge and experience of national experts who were among the first to pioneer HIV testing workplace programmes


the Community of VCT@WORK Ambassadors

Introduction to the course

Thanks to the treatment that is now available, people living with HIV are having healthy and productive lives. However, HIV- related stigma and discrimination continues to persist, including in the world of work. The ILO’s Voluntary Counselling and Testing Initiative for workers (VCT@WORK) has demonstrated that workplace HIV programmes have a huge potential in creating awareness, reducing discrimination, and enhancing uptake of HIV testing.

This course will help you develop or strengthen an ongoing HIV testing work-place programme that helps workers to test early, start treatment early if needed, and stay healthy and productive. It has been developed by the ILO as part of its VCT@WORK Initiative.

Who attends this course?

This course is intended for anyone involved in the implementation of HIV workplace programmes or intending to start such a programme, such as:

  • ILO constituents (officials from the Ministry of Labour, employers’ organizations and workers’ organizations / trade unions)
  • Officials of national HIV AIDS programmes, civil society organizations, ILO and other developmental partners working on HIV and AIDS workplace programmes
  • Managers and peer educators of organizations implementing HIV and AIDS workplace programmes
What will I learn?

This course will guide you in building and successfully managing a workplace HIV programme, to protect the rights of everyone, reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination, and address inequalities.

How is the course organized?

This course lasts 8-10 hours. The course contents are organized into nine interactive, self-learning modules. At the end of the course you will be able to download your digital credentials and your personal VCT@WORK Ambassador Badge.


You can access the course via PC, laptops, tablet or mobile phones as the content is resizing based on the device you are using.

This course has been designed to be as accessible as possible. The modules have been produced in Articulate Rise, which provides information on how to navigate the modules using a keyboard. We would appreciate your support on improving the accessibility of this course. Should you encounter any problem or should you nave suggestions to share with us, please write to the support team at

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