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Authors
GNP+ - Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, ICW - International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, Young Positives, EngenderHealth, IPPF - International Planned Parenthood Federation and UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
Title
Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of People Living with HIV: A Guidance Package
Imprint
GNP+, Amsterdam, May 2009, 68 pp
ISBN/ISSN
978-94-90241-01-8
Url
http://data.unaids.org/pub/Manual/2009 20090730_srhr_of_plhiv_guidance_package_en.pdf
Abstract

"Imperatives of both human rights and public health require that health care and legal systems support the sexual and reproductive health and rights of people living with HIV. People living with HIV have the right to healthy, satisfying sex lives, and need laws to protect this right and appropriate services to ensure their sexual and reproductive health. From a public health perspective, decision-makers and service providers must recognize that people living with HIV do enter into relationships, have sex, and bear children. Ensuring that they can do these things safely is key to maintaining their own health, and that of their partners and families.

People living with HIV developed this Guidance Package to help policymakers, programme managers, health professionals, donors, and advocates better understand the specific steps that must be taken to support their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Guidance Package casts a wide net, examining the sexual and reproductive health benefits of reforms in diverse sectors. It makes 12 recommendations, which encompass – and, in many cases, cut across – changes that must be made in health services, in the policy and legal arena, and in advocacy efforts."

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