Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_top position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_bottom position below the menu.

Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.
Disclosure
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For a young person living with HIV to be empowered and engaged in the HIV response, they must be able to exercise their human rights to the fullest. However in many settings our rights to confidentiality and privacy cannot be realised due to restrictive policies and laws and institutional discrimination.

The issue of if, when, how and to whom to disclose our HIV status is a personal decision that must be respected. We must have all the elements necessary to create a safe and conducive environment for these rights to be realised and all the support we need to build our own skills and manage our own disclosure strategies.”

 

Recommendations

  • Service providers, including teachers and healthcare providers, care givers and others that provide care and support to YPLHIV must have a greater awareness of the sensitive nature of the disclosure process and be equipped to support the decisions that YPLHIV make.
  • YPLHIV need to be better informed about their rights and the implications of the laws and policies in their specific country contexts. This would include developing youth friendly information on laws and policies as they relate to disclosure.
  • YPLHIV must engage and be supported by national, regional and international PLHIV networks to repeal existing legislation that restricts the rights of YPLHIV to choose if and when to disclose and advocate for supportive and non discriminatory laws that protect their right to make decisions around their own HIV status.

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