At Risk: Rights Violations of HIV-Positive Women in Kenyan Health Facilities PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: Center for Reproductive Rights
DATE: 2008
PUBLISHER: Center for Reproductive Rights and Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya

This report vividly illustrates the failure of the Kenyan government to care for women living with HIV. At healthcare centers across Kenya, these women encounter physical and verbal abuse and are subject to discriminatory standards of care. They often cannot access antiretroviral treatment and their rights to informed consent and confidentiality are frequently violated during HIV testing and treatment. The publication calls on the Kenyan government to implement systemic changes to ensure that HIV-positive women can fully exercise their right to affordable, accessible, and safe health services.

 

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