Moralistic campaigns are pushing out AIDS prevention work that is based on science, report saysBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7535.198-c (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:198
- Peter Moszynski
A respect for human rights is central to understanding AIDS and combating it, a new report says, because vulnerability to infection is “linked to populations marginalised by society.”
The report, from the independent worldwide organisation Human Rights Watch, says that more than 40 million people currently have HIV infection or AIDS and that last year five million people became newly infected. Many people are at risk because of their sex, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, or social or economic class, it says.
The report contends that …