HIV and Human Rights Research Paper by The Research Group

HIV and Human Rights
Examines the history and evolution of international and rights ramifications of HIV/AIDS. Discusses the discovery of the virus, research, testing, leadership, funding, intervention, rights movement, legal and ethical issues, as well as treatment and prev
# 14785 | 3,825 words | 47 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2003 in Law (Civil) , Law (International) , Medical and Health (General)

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This research paper discusses the international and human rights aspects of infections caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and its medical symptomology Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV/AIDS is the greatest threat posed by disease to the human race since the time of the Black Plague. Difficult to prevent and resistant to treatment, HIV/AIDS is a pandemic, which manifests itself throughout the world. It can only be brought under control through the global cooperation of international and national governmental and non-governmental organizations. The human rights movement, which has been spearheaded by agencies of the United Nations, has helped protect victims of HIV/AIDS from discrimination, stigmatization and other affronts to human dignity, resisted irrational reactions by ..."

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