Many HIV-positive people are still left behind

Many HIV-positive people are still left behind

Online-Bulletin of the conference of 7 May 2015

Vulnerable demographic groups are disproportionately affected by human rights violations. There are no two ways about it: if the AIDS epidemic is to be ended by 2030, then these high-risk groups must be better protected.

The latest edition of the MMS Bulletin investigates which specific interventions are required to prevent the cycle of inequality, stigmatisation and violence with its concomitant heightened risk of HIV infection within particular demographic groups.

Why is homosexuality identified as 'anti-African'? Why are lesbians in South Africa raped even though the country boasts one of the most progressive constitutions with regard to same-sex relationships? Why is there still barely any investment in programmes for disabled people who are HIV-positive? Why is sex work, homosexuality and drug-use criminalised in so many countries although ample proof exists to demonstrate that this exacerbates the HIV epidemic and leads to negative consequences, both for health and society?

The subject matter is explosive but there is no way to avoid it if we are to reach our goal: do not leave anyone behind!

Bulletin 134: Many HIV-positive people are still left behind

Further information:

Conference 2015: HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups - No one left behind

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