Promoting Sexual Rights: The Key to Ending the AIDS Epidemic
RH Reality Check | 06-08-2011
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting with a group of five talented youth from four countries who had traveled to New York to participate in the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS. As we discussed their goals and the commitments they hoped governments would make towards ending the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, one clear priority emerged: sexual rights.
One of the advocates, a young man from Costa Rica, told me that talking about HIV and AIDS without addressing sexual rights is like “closing your eyes.” I couldn’t agree more.