What are human rights?
11 December 2016
Human rights are inherent in all human beings, which means that we have acquired them from the moment of our birth, without distinction of nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, Another condition.
No matter where in the world we are, we all have the same rights, these rights are interrelated, and inseparable from each other.
Universal human rights must be enshrined in the laws of countries and governments must ensure compliance.
In the long struggle against HIV, human rights are essential for an effective response to the epidemic since people living with HIV are more vulnerable, suffer stigma and discrimination, become ill and require lifelong medical care.
There are still places where HIV prevalence rates are high and there is no universal and free treatment, so communities are devastated by the impact of the virus.
A person living with the virus has not lost their rights, they are the same as any other person in the world and states must take care that they are not violated.
Human rights include both rights and obligations. The States assume the obligations and the duties, by virtue of respect, to protect fulfillment of human rights.
The obligation to protect them requires that States prevent abuses against individuals or groups and at the individual level, just as we must enforce our rights we must also respect the rights of others.
Inform yourself about your Universal rights and know the laws that protect people living with the virus in your country is indispensable to demand a life free of stigma and discrimination