2011. 18 p.
National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China CDC
International Labour Office for China and Mongolia
This report summarizes a broad body of existing research as well as reviews new research conducted by the ILO and Maries Stopes International. The findings point to a trend of increasing discrimination against workers that contradicts both national policies and international standards. It highlights numerous cases of employment discrimination in several key practices including mandatory testing of workers and the denial of job opportunities - particularly in the services sector, healthcare sector and the civil service; forced (or pressured) resignation of people with HIV by management and/or coworkers; mandatory shifting and/or downgrading of job positions as a result of HIV status; breaches of confidentiality that led to discrimination; and barriers to accessing health insurance schemes for HIV treatment due to concerns about confidentiality.
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