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December 1, 2009

Health Policy Initiative Commemorates World AIDS Day 2009

Today, December 1, 2009, marks the 21st commemoration of World AIDS Day, with the theme of "Universal Access and Human Rights." Universal access and human rights are inextricably linked. When people living with HIV (PLHIV) and other vulnerable populations experience stigma and discrimination and other violations of their rights, they are discouraged from accessing health services. Therefore, safeguarding human rights is vital to achieving the goal of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care. The attached brief illustrates how Task Order 1 of the USAID | Health Policy Initiative is helping to safeguard human rights and promote equitable access to HIV services in more than 20 countries around the world. Click here for more information (pdf 496.8 kb)

Contact: Rebecca Mbuya-Brown

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