Wednesday, 01 March 2023 07:13

Repealing laws targeting people living with HIV/AIDS saves lives

Repealing discriminatory laws against people living with HIV/AIDS saves lives and helps advance the end of the pandemic, the chief of UNAIDS has said, marking Zero Discrimination Day on Wednesday.



“The only reason people are still dying of AIDS is the inequalities in society, and all these come together to make them more at risk,” Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, said. “Criminalizing laws chase people away from life-saving treatment and need to be removed.”

On #ZeroDiscrimination Day, UNAIDS urges countries to decriminalise to save lives.

"Criminalizing laws chase people away from life-saving treatment. These laws need to be removed," says @Winnie_Byanyima.

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