The National Dialogue on HIV and the Law in El Salvador was held on 12-13 June 2012 with the participation of 120 people from civil society, government representatives and observers. The objective of the dialogue was to elaborate strategies to tackle discrimination against people living with HIV and identify existing obstacles and best practices. In 2012 El Salvador had 27 700 reported cases of HIV with 1 600 new cases of HIV infection every year. HIV-related discrimination remains a serious issue in the country with stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV at all levels from work, school, and health, to economic and social levels. The dialogue was facilitated by the national institution of protection of human rights together with the support of the country office and the regional service center in Latin America. The Dialogue brought together key stakeholders to build consensus and discuss reforms of El Salvadorian legislation as a way to contribute to the reduction of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. As an outcome, of the Dialogue, clear recommendations were made for each of specific issue discussed at the National Dialogue including recommendations to review the national AIDS law. Informe y recomendaciones: El Salvador Spanish
National Dialogue on HIV and the Law in El Salvador, 12-13 June 2012
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