Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Video: Criminalize hate not HIV

Source: IPPF

Launched at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, July 2010, 'Criminalise Hate not HIV' is part of a growing campaign to raise awareness about issues relating to the criminalization of HIV transmission.

The film shows the humanness of sex, of relationships and of HIV. The people in the film are from many walks of life, are not professional actors, and many are living with HIV. It builds on IPPF's Declaration of Sexual Rights and purposefully focuses on sex - irrespective of how, where, with whom and why people have sex. The film hints at not only the laws criminalizing HIV transmission and exposure but also laws criminalizing behaviours associated with HIV transmission (drug injection, sex work, and sex between men).

IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. It is a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals. IPPF works on providing prevention, treatment and care services for people living with HIV, building on the crucial policy and programmatic linkages between sexual and reproductive health and HIV. A key part of its work is to address the sexual and reproductive health and rights of people living with HIV. Recognizing that stigma and discrimination are barriers to providing the necessary services for people living with HIV, IPPF spearheaded the development of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index as an important advocacy tool.

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