HIV, Human Rights and Governance

 HIV, human rights, gender and sexual diversity
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Protecting the rights of people living with and affected by HIV is essential for halting the spread of the epidemic. UNDP promotes attention to the role of legal environments in facilitating stronger HIV responses, and works to empower and include people living with HIV and marginalized populations who are disproportionately affected by HIV – such as sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender people – in national and local HIV responses. UNDP supports national and local AIDS authorities to strengthen governance and coordination of HIV responses, and supports the use of flexibilities in intellectual property and human rights law to lower the cost of AIDS treatment and diagnostics.

Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region

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The ‘Lost in Transition: Transgender People, RigLost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Regionhts and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region’ report aims to provide a research and strategic information framework.

Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region

HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health

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The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV.

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Global Commission on HIV and the Law

The Commission, supported by the United Nations Development Programme on behalf of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, found that punitive laws and discriminatory practices in many countries undermine progress against HIV.