n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Keeping the human rights response alive in the 21st century

Volume 2005, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Extracted from text ... SEPTEMBER 2005 THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HIV MEDICINE 28 At the opening of the 2nd SA AIDS Conference, Dr Mamphele Ramphele stressed and warned that our approach to human rights must be premised on recognising the constitutional right to dignity and freedom. This is a timely reminder given the historical context of widespread abuse of and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. My paper focuses on four key areas where human rights protections and a rights based approach are most at stake - where the potential for human rights violations are the greatest. First, scaling up voluntary counselling and ..

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