Despite countless national and international declarations, no country has yet been able to eradicate human rights violations against people living with HIV.
For most people living with HIV, stigma and discrimination are also part of their day to day lives; they experience it everywhere, in homes, workplaces, school and clinics.
Worse still, the law does not always protect them. Policies, practices and laws the world over are being used to regulate, control and punish people because of their HIV status. This HIV criminalisation is in itself an abuse of human rights and leads to an increase in stigma and discrimination.
All the evidence shows that the combination of these human rights violations and stigma is holding back progress on HIV prevention as well as on efforts to maximise uptake of treatment and services for people living with HIV.
At GNP+ we are dedicated to preventing human rights violations against people living with HIV, eliminating stigma and discrimination and ending all HIV criminalisation. We demand a respect for human rights in all that we do, from pioneering a positive approach to prevention (Positive, Health, Dignity and Prevention) to the development of tools linking sexual and reproductive health and rights to HIV.