Wednesday, June 11, 2008

UN Chief Calls for an End to HIV-Based Discrimination


United Nations Chief Ban Ki-Moon called on countries to end discrimination against people infected with HIV, specifically travel restrictions against infected individuals. He noted that "it is shocking that there should still be discrimination against those at high risk, such as men who have sex with men, or stigma attached to individuals living with HIV." A total of 345 NGOs sent a letter to countries, including the US, that still restrict travel of HIV carriers. The AAA urges all countries to respect the basic human rights of individuals, regardless of their medical condition, and to support the UN's effort to eliminate discrimination.

Links:
UN calls for lifting travel restrictions on HIV carriers (AFP)
Declaration on Anthropology and Human Rights

2 comments:

Sharon said...

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