- Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2012 14:23
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Boys are taught that they are supposed to date, get married, have a family. Many do, but at a cost to their own personal lifestyle, as this may not be the course that they had chosen for their life.
Some of these boys go to the prom, date girls, bring them home to meet mummy and daddy, but behind the bright smiles, unbeknownst to most, these young men yearn for their secret life.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 01:14
- Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:01
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It has become common in the context of HIV policy to talk about ethics and law in the same breath. This is done for obvious reasons because the ethical dilemmas that arise are invariably played out in legal terms. Nonetheless, the blurring of the distinction between law and ethics can sometimes obscure the fact that tensions may exist between ethical imperatives and legal obligations. It is therefore worth considering the interaction between law, ethics and HIV.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 01:17
- Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:15
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So what does this mean for legal policy on HIV?
Clearly, the law has an important impact on how the HIV epidemic is experienced in any country. This became evident very early on in the epidemic because many of the people affected, such as sex workers, gay men and drug users, were already the target of punitive legal provisions. Moreover, the fear generated by the epidemic has meant that responses relying upon punitive, restrictive models of law have been common. Dominic's case is just one example of many.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 01:20
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When discussing human rights in the context of the HIV epidemic, two important points need to be made. The first is one of the most important reasons why respect for human rights is so critical in the response to the epidemic. The second is a myth that needs to be dispelled.