Human rights abuses are fuelling HIV epidemic, charities sayBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a900 (Published 21 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a900
- Peter Moszynski
Unless governments act to end the abuses of human rights that encourage the spread of HIV, little progress will be made in fighting the global epidemic, a coalition of AIDS and human rights organisations warned in a statement published this week.
The coalition, led by Human Rights Watch and including more than 400 other groups, called on the organisers of the International AIDS Conference, being held from 3 to 8 August in Mexico City, to make human rights a central theme.
“Ahead of the 17th International AIDS Conference, governments are still violating the rights of people living with or at high risk of HIV infection,” …
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