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Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health

 

Document Type: Report

Summary: Provides an overview of best practices for minimizing transmission rates and improving access to healthcare for HIV/AIDS. Focuses on legal amendments to legislation based on comparing existing approaches from nations globally. Areas of law reform include human rights, intellectual property, and criminal law. An executive summary and fact sheet are also available online.

Contribution to LGBT Rights: Notes the particular vulnerability of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgendered persons. Advocates decriminalization and anti-discrimination protection in human rights codes to increase access to healthcare for LGBT persons and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in LGBT communities. Provides projections of reduced transmission if legislation is amended.

Link to report