HIV, disability and discrimination: making the links in international and domestic human rights law

In this article, we first examine the links between HIV and disability. We then provide a brief overview of how international human rights law has treated both disability and HIV/AIDS. We note some of the different ways in which national anti-discrimination laws have reflected the links between HIV and disability, illustrated with representative examples from a number of countries. Finally, we offer some conclusions and recommendations about ways forward for collaboration between HIV and disability rights advocates in advancing human rights at the international level, including the use of the new tool that is the Disability Convention.

Published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society 2009, 12:29 doi:10.1186/1758-2652-12-29
This article is available from: http://www.jiasociety.org/index.php/jias/article/view/17605

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