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If you did not complete the 2019 version of the course, you must begin again with the 2020 version. Technical issues (navigation, certificate) have been addressed and resolved in the 2020 version.

HIV remains an issue of priority for the global community, including the United Nations system and provision of learning opportunities on HIV as a workplace issue remains one of the UN Cares 10 Minimum Standards, applicable to all UN system organizations. 

Learning objectives

The learning outcome of this course to improve the level of knowledge and understanding that personnel have on HIV-related issues. We want personnel to be able to:

  • Know the facts about HIV and AIDS
  • Identify what would be healthy decisions to protect themselves and others
  • Understand how they can stay healthy in their lives
  • Identify how to contribute to a UN that cares to ensure a fair, equitable and respectful workplace, free of stigma and discrimination


This course is suitable to all UN system personnel, including staff who have access to the face-to-face UN Cares learning sessions on HIV in the workplace, and those working in remote locations or other locations where face-to-face UN Cares learning sessions are not available.


It should take you about 3 hours to complete this self-paced course. 


This course is delivered through a fictional forum. You are welcome to explore each of the 10 sections of the forum to learn about HIV, how it could affect you and what help is available. There are two guides to give you advice and information throughout the forum. 


The course contains the latest technical information and is structured using the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Basics
  3. HIV Transmission
  4. Vulnerabilities
  5. Prevention
  6. Testing
  7. Healthy Living
  8. Human Rights and Dignity
  9. Personnel Policy
  10. Next Steps          

Contact details

Contact or visit the UN Cares website at