Ugandan moralism damages struggle to end HIV

 

AHRCentre project director Jed Horner writes: There is a strong public health reason, aside from the obvious political ones, to intervene and add our voices to the struggle for life, dignity and better health for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people, particularly when it comes to HIV. This is a pressing task in countries where people are systematically marginalised, their voices are silenced and where human dignity is routinely violated. The right to health, including the right to seek medical care irrespective of your sexual orientation or gender identity, and to access preventative health measures such as condoms, belongs to each human being. It should be rendered a reality, not a dream deferred. This is a shared global responsibility, but Australia has a decisive role to play. 

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