Rates of new HIV infections are slowing, but what now?
. . . putting human rights approaches at the centre of the response is crucial to further progress.
“Prioritizing the rights people need to avoid exposure to infection, enabling people living with HIV to live with respect and dignity and protecting the rights of those who are marginalized or vulnerable is really what we're talking about when we mention human rights approaches,” says Allyson Leacock, chair of the World AIDS Campaign's Global Steering Committee, “raising rights awareness among key populations – such as women, youth, people who use drugs – is essential to the future of the HIV response.”