HIV/AIDS and Human Rights. A New HIV Infection every Six Seconds. OUTLINE. General Facts UN Commission on Human Rights Human Rights Violations Lead to HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Leads to Denials in Human Rights Causes of Discrimination against PLWHA Rights of PLWHA Women’s Rights
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A New HIV Infection every Six Seconds
“Discrimination on the basis of HIV or AIDS status, actual or presumed, is prohibited by existing international human rights standards, and that the term, ‘or other status’ in non-discrimination provisions in international human rights texts should be interpreted to cover health status, including HIV/AIDS”
UNAIDS and UNGASS Declaration of commitment
= renders women vulnerable to infection
The respect of individual human rights is a precondition for an effective response to HIV/AIDS, and violations of human rights are recognized as primary pathogenic forces in the spread of the disease.