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  1. Dignity denied: violations of the rights of HIV-positive women in Chilean health facilities

    Dignity Denied documents the systemic discrimination and abuse that HIV-positive women endure in Chilean health facilities. Based on women's testimonies and those of healthcare providers, this report exposes the discriminatory and often dehumanizing experiences that Chilean women living with HIV/AIDS face when seeking healthcare, including failures to protect patient confidentiality, lack of adequate pre- and post-test counseling, delayed or abusive treatment, pressure to not bear children, and coercive and forced sterilization.

  2. The role of human rights in ensuring universal access to HIV testing and counselling. Report of a meeting sponsored by the World Health Organization. the Joint United Programme on HIV/AIDS and the Open Society Institute, 12-13 October 2009

    The main objective of the meeting was to bridge the gap between existing HIV testing and counselling guidance and implementation to ensure the human rights protections in the HIV testing and counselling scale-up that are necessary to achieve universal access to comprehensive HIV services. It was hoped that the participants would reach consensus on concrete strategies and specific activities to overcome two types of barriers to ensuring human rights in the practice of HIV testing and counselling: political/systemic barriers and technical barriers. …

  3. The right to health

    This cartoon booklet aims to raise awareness of health as a human right among adolescents and children, health practitioners and government officials.

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