At the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS in 2006, world leaders reaffirmed that the full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all is an essential element in the global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Yet, 25 years into the AIDS epidemic, the essential element remains the missing piece in the fight against AIDS.
International organizations produced the joint statement: "Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Now More Than Ever - 10 Reasons Why Human Rights Should Occupy the Center of the Global AIDS Struggle". This joint statement, endorsed by over 650 organizations and networks worldwide, affirms that, now more than ever, human rights should occupy the center of the global struggle against HIV and AIDS.
The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union produced a series of short films to help explain why human rights is so important, and to call organizations worldwide to join the call and endorse the joint statement at:
HIV Experts and activist from all around the world explain why human rights are so important in the fight against the HIV epidemic.