Past Event

Access to Justice in HIV National Responses

January 29, 2024
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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Online and In-person: Allan Rosenfield Building (Hess Commons), Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description

With impressive gains having been made in addressing HIV in mainstream populations in many countries, the remaining challenge is often focused on populations for whom criminal law and law enforcement practices are barriers to seeking care. People who use drugs, sex workers, LGBTQI persons where they are criminalized, and people in or formerly in prison may experience abusive police practices, unjustified incarceration, and discrimination fueled by criminalization, among other factors that impede access to health services. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria through its “Breaking Down Barriers” program has supported civil society and government entities to address these factors as central elements of a rights-centered response to HIV. This seminar will explore the achievements and challenges of this work in 20 low- and middle-income countries.

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. Please email Katherine McCann at [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.