“The concept of a human rights-based response to tuberculosis (TB) is relatively new. The century-old, medicalized approach to TB did not consider the rights of the individual in planning the response. . . . With this Brief, we hope that policymakers, national TB program implementers, and communities affected by TB can come together to plan and implement interventions that uphold the dignity and human rights of all people affected by TB.”
People with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria talk about their experiences and the connection between human rights and HIV work.
Our friends at Action Against AIDS conducted three interviews to discuss the connections between human rights and HIV work. The videos, embedded below, highlight the needs of people who are all too often marginalized and emphasize the need to focus on human rights principles. The interviewees share their concerns if we loose focus and start to chip away the gains we have made.