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  1. Young People Living with HIV Around the World: Challenges to health and well-being persist

    Around the world, 5 million young people are living with HIV. Most live in the Global South in countries that lack the resources to meet their needs. They face widespread stigma in a world that still often misunderstands HIV and fears or blames those who have it – and the majority of HIV-positive youth are women, placing them at an even greater societal disadvantage in many countries. This brief provides an overview of HIV-positive youth: who is infected, treatment options and challenges, needs of positive youth, stigma and programs.

  2. The Global Criminalisation Scan Report 2010. Documenting trends, presenting evidence

    The Global Criminalisation Scan Report 2010. Documenting trends, presenting evidence is a document written on behalf of the Global Network of people living with HIV (GNP+) in 2010. This report gives a global overview of the extent to which criminal and other laws have been used to prosecute people living with HIV for HIV transmission and exposure. The full impact of these laws on the human rights of people living with HIV and on access to treatment, care and support has yet to be fully understood. …

  3. An assessment: the situation of children made vulnerable or orphaned in Guyana

    The social and economic factors contributing to children of Guyana becoming orphaned or made vulnerable have been cause for major concern. Increasingly, children suffer in various ways; some from abuse, others are exposed to various forms of violence, neglected or abandoned, and also have to face the challenge of them or their parents dealing with life threatening diseases such as cancer and HIV. …

  4. La historia de Magdalena: el embarazo de una adolescente seropositiva, que vive en las calles de Caracas : estudio de caso de Venezuela

    El estudio se basa en la historia de una madre adolescente de la calle que vive con SIDA. Muestra la situación de los derechos humanos de los niños (as) y adolescentes y en especial los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de las madres adolescentes en estado de abandono, como así también las escasas respuestas socio-institucionales frente a la epidemia. Se presenta un análisis del marco legal relativo a los derechos humanos de los adolescentes y el VIH/SIDA en Venezuela.

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