Category: HIV and human rights

Key Correspondents reveal what life is like for people facing stigma, discrimination and violence due to their sexuality, gender, health status or social standing.

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HIV inextricably linked with human rights

HIV inextricably linked with human rights

The HIV-free generation will remain a myth without respect for human rights ...

Prisoners in Zambia need better access to HIV services

As the Zambia Prison service embarks on a campaign to reduce HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men, gay rights activists say more needs to be ...

Why is HIV-related stigma still rife in Uganda?

More than three decades since the first case of HIV was diagnosed in Uganda, it is inexcusable that stigma and discrimination towards people living wi ...

Forced sterilisation and other rights violations of HIV positive women must end, urges Graça Machel

Graça Machel has called for an end to impunity for violations of the rights of women living with HIV, such as forced sterilisation. The former first l ...

Discrimination behind HIV rise in transgender women

“I was born a boy but in my mind I’m a girl. People need to be open, stop judging us, let us wear (clothes) the way we feel so that we can be comforta ...

Nigerian laws give conflicting message on HIV and homophobia

In Nigeria since the introduction of an anti-homosexuality law in 2014 which criminalises LGBT people, increasing homophobia has been having a negativ ...

A dangerous life if you’re gay: Malawi’s homophobic legislation

Failure by the government to come up with a clear-cut stance on homosexuality is endangering the lives of gays in Malawi. ...

Homophobia in Zimbabwe prevents access to HIV services

Mandla is a bright young man who knows his right to access HIV services, but homophobic attitudes in his community prevented him going to a health cli ...

Malawian gays face homophobia at public health facilities

It's a cold April morning, yet tension in the room full of advocates for the rights of sexual minority groups, makes it feel like a hot summer afterno ...

Burundi: new tool promotes human rights of people most at risk of HIV infection

A human right is a freedom of some kind – for example to choose how you live or express yourself – but many people, particularly in Burundi, do not kn ...
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