Project Description

This edition of the ALQ focuses on the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights and the extent to which the Guidelines can be used as an advocacy tool to ensure a more effective human rights based response to HIV and AIDS. The various articles in this issue examine the Guidelines as to their impact on South Africa’s response to HIV and AIDS, and explore the applicability and implementation of the principles contained in the Guidelines as they relate to draft legislation proposing the criminalisation of non-disclosure of one’s HIV status. This issue also explores aspects of women’s realities and HIV, as well as sex work and the challenges ex workers are faced with in the context of HIV and AIDS.