«We can remove punitive laws, policies, practices, stigma and discrimination that block effective responses to AIDS»
Joint Action for Results: UNAIDS Outcome Framework 2009-2011
MAKING THE LAW WORK FOR THE HIV RESPONSE
A snapshot of selected laws that support or block universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support
The present document is a compilation of some of the laws that can help create a legal environment which enables universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support (i.e protective laws) or that can block such access for people living with HIV, sex workers and their clients, men who have sex with men and people who use drugs (i.e. punitive laws). Corrections to the information herein are welcome and will be refl ected in any future update of this document.
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