13 July 2012, a few days after the launch of the Global Commission’s Report ‘HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health’, the Ministry of Health convened a town hall meeting, together with UNDP, UNAIDS and other partners, of leading Moldovan and international experts to discuss how the law and its implementation promotes an effective AIDS response.
NEW YORK, 9 July 2012 – Punitive laws and human rights abuses are costing lives, wasting money and stifling the global AIDS response, according to a report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, an independent body of global leaders and experts. The Commission report, “HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health,” finds evidence that governments in every region of the world have wasted the potential of legal systems in the fight against HIV.
Media Advisory: High-level commission to unveil report on how bad laws are stifling the global AIDS response & how good laws can send HIV...
Media Advisory: High-level commission to unveil report on how bad laws are stifling the global AIDS response & how good laws can send HIV epidemics into decline Published on Friday, 06 July 2012 07:14 3 July 2012 – The Global…
Republic of Moldova lifts travel restrictions for people living with HIV, strengthens protections against discrimination
GENEVA, 22 June 2012—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) applauds the legislative reforms by the Republic of Moldova to lift its restrictions on entry, stay or residence based on HIV status. With these reforms, the Republic of Moldova joins a growing list of countries that are aligning national HIV legislation with international public health and human rights standards.
May 2012 – There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws — laws that effectively criminalize being HIV positive. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, TED Fellow Shereen El-Feki gives a forceful argument that these laws, based in stigma, are actually helping the disease spread. Watch Shereen’s TED Talk ‘HIV — how to fight an epidemic of bad laws’ below, or on
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