As of June 1, 2009, when applying for a work or residency permit in the Czech Republic, one has to enclose a medical certificate to prove that the applicant is not suffering from syphilis, tuberculosis, and is not HIV-positive. This new regulation does not uniformly apply to all countries; Congo, Kenya, Moldavia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Ukraine and Vietnam are among the countries the regulation specifies.
In Hungary anonymous, voluntary and free HIV-tests is enacted by the law. The staff of HCLU and volunteers visisted several VCT-centres to check the practice. What we found are prolems, cotroversary and illegality.
For the occassion, 25 leading AIDS organizations are calling for changes in the global fight against AIDS. A joint Declaration, listing 10 reasons why human rights needs to be placed in the center of the global struggle against AIDS has been issued. Click on for the Declaration!