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November 29th, 2010

A commitment to the HIV response is a commitment to human rights

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the World AIDS Campaign say that to ensure continued success in the HIV response, policies and programmes must respect and protect the human rights of those most affected by HIV.

The 2010 Global Update on the AIDS Epidemic by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) suggests that significant progress has been made in advancing access to HIV prevention, treatment, support and care over the past ten years, but notes that human rights approaches are crucial to further progress.

November 23rd, 2010

Results of iPrEx study remind us why universal access to HIV treatment and prevention is crucial

The Global Network of People living with HIV recognises the contribution of researchers and trial participants; emphasises the role of people living with HIV in ARV-based prevention; and calls on new prevention tools to be placed within the broader universal access movement.

November 19th, 2010

Consultation on HIV-related Stigma Measures & Measurement Tools

The Global Network of People living with HIV between July and September 2010 held a consultation with people living with HIV as part of a process to develop better indicators to measure HIV-related stigma. The consultation aimed to determine priorities for addressing stigma, to identify key indicators, and to enable measurement of progress in efforts to reduce stigma.

November 10th, 2010

Policy briefings – Key Populations living with HIV

In order to examine issues that affect specific key-populations living with HIV, GNP+ and partners, with support from the World Health Organization, have elaborated a series of Policy Briefings. These Policy Briefings aim to provide guidance and support to those advocating for and/or develop programmes to address the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and human rights of different key populations living with HIV at a national and international level.

November 5th, 2010

European Commission should mind the deadly impact of EU-INDIA Free Trade Agreement

Amsterdam, 5 November 2010 - The Global Network of People living with HIV joins with Médecines Sans Frontières to call for the European Commission to stop pushing life threatening policies in its trade negotiations with India.

The European Commission is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with India which includes policies and agreements that will greatly restrict access to affordable medicines for people in developing countries.

October 5th, 2010

UNAIDS, GNP+ salute country leadership to eliminate HIV-related restrictions on entry, stay and residence

VIENNA, 20 July—UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé applauded today the leadership displayed by China, Namibia and the United States of America to lift their travel restrictions for people living with HIV, while calling for similar action in all countries that continue to employ such discriminatory measures. Namibia is the most recent of the three countries […]

August 28th, 2010

Human Rights Count in Indonesia, Nepal

The Asia-Pacific Network of People living with HIV in partnership with national networks in Nepal and Indonesia, implemented the Human Rights Count! programme during April to June 2010. In both countries people living with HIV and human rights activists received training on human rights and the documentation of HIV related violations through the implementation of […]

August 12th, 2010

Training on the GIPA Report Card in Moldova

On 26 July 2010, the League of People Living with HIV in Moldova trained three data collectors on how to implement the GIPA Report Card questionnaire. The GIPA Report Card will assist the League in determining the application of the GIPA principle in the national response to HIV in Moldova.

July 24th, 2010

2010 Global Criminalisation Scan Report

The 2010 Global Criminalisation Scan gives a global overview of the extent to which criminal and other laws have been used to prosecute people living with HIV for HIV transmission and exposure. The full impact of these laws on the human rights of people living with HIV and on access to treatment, care and support has yet to be fully understood. However, the evidence presented here shows that there is no correlation between the HIV prevalence in a country and the willingness of countries to use criminal laws and other punitive measures to regulate transmission.

July 22nd, 2010

Media Statement AIDS2010: Human Rights Count!

Documenting HIV-related human rights violations against people living with HIV (PLHIV)

Globally people living with HIV are experiencing human rights violations which are related to their HIV-positive status. The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) documents these violations through the Human Rights Count! Findings from pilot studies in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia show that the most common right violated is the right to work, with work being terminated or denied owing to the HIV positive status of the person. More importantly in all three countries more than 60% of the people whose rights were violated did not report the violations to the authorities.

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