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  1. 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. …

  2. Human Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs): Government Duties to Ensure Prevention, Care, and Non-Discrimination

    This briefing paper takes an in-depth look at the standards developed by six UN treaty monitoring bodies, or committees, in the area of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Following a brief overview of the origin and work of the committees, this paper reviews standards each body has adopted as it has monitored governments' compliance with their duties under international human rights law. In repeated statements, these bodies have made clear that, in the context of HIV/AIDS and other STIs, governments are bound by international standards to ensure prevention, care, and protection from discrimination. …

  3. Harm reduction and human rights: the global response to drug-related HIV epidemics

    IHRA's HR2 programme released a report entitled Harm Reduction and Human Rights: The Global Response to Drug Related HIV Epidemics. This report provides a concise overview of the global situation in terms of drug related HIV epidemics worldwide, with a particular focus on the regions of Asia, Central Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and North Africa, and Sub Saharan Africa. …

  4. Ley No. 19.779 establece normas relativas al virus de inmuno deficiencia humana y crea bonificacion fiscal para enfermedades catastróficas

    Ley No. 19.779 establece relativas al virus de inmuno deficienca humana y crea bonificacion fiscal para enfermedades catastroficas. Modificaciones : Ley N° 20.077, actualizada a noviembre de 2005.

  5. HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Nigeria. Background Paper for HIV/AIDS Policy Review in Nigeria

    The paper provides in-depth information on the inextricable relationship between HIV/AIDS and human rights, including issues relating to testing, confidentiality, access to treatment/drugs, gender, the workplace, health worker/patient interaction and HIV/AIDS in the family and community and among vulnerable populations such as prisoners and sex workers. It draws extensively from material prepared by UNAIDS and the United Nations Centre for Human Rights (UNCHR), and the International Guidelines on Human Rights.

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