Some twenty-five years into the HIV epidemic – and despite significant changes brought about at a national,
regional and global level - the protection of human rights remains critical to a successful HIV and TB response.
HIV-related stigma and discrimination remain major obstacles to meeting the target of universal access to HIV and
TB prevention, treatment and care.
It is internationally recognised that protection of human rights, both of those vulnerable to HIV and TB infection and
those already infected, is not only a critical from a rights-based perspective....