Key Programmes to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination and Increase Access to Justice in National HIV Responses (Guidance Note)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)


To provide guidance on programmes to eliminate stigma, discrimination, and punitive approaches related to HIV in national responses.

Type of Document:
Guidance and tools (presented as a number of programs, fact sheet style) aimed at reduction of stigma and discrimination and increasing access to justice in national HIV responses. Tools include a user guide including program and key activities definitions, and a tool to estimate the cost of HIV- related human rights programs.

Audience Intended:
Countries/policymakers—series of key programs that UNAIDS recommends including in National Strategic Plans for HIV and incorporation as essential activities in operational plans.

Population Experiencing Stigma and/or Discrimination:
PLHIV, those vulnerable to HIV, and other key populations.

Stigma and/or Discrimination:

Assess and/or Address:

The coverage and scale of these programs should be tailored to national and local epidemics, expanded to the point where they can make a difference, and evaluated for further learning.

Part 6 is the most on point: “Training for health care providers on human rights and medical ethics related to HIV”.

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