Around the world, members of our communities are being monitored, harassed, charged with crimes, and sentenced to jail, because we:
are living with HIV
do sex work
have same-sex sexual relations
are trans, queer or gender non-conforming
seek sexual and reproductive health services, want to become pregnant, or breastfeed/chest feed while living with HIV
This is unfair! And it undermines the HIV response!
Criminalising the key population groups that are particularly vulnerable to HIV and frequently lack adequate access to services increases inequalities, fuels stigma and discrimination, exacerbates vulnerabilities to violence, and blocks access to prevention, testing, and treatment.