Title

Redressing HIV/AIDS Discrimination in Nigeria: The Implications of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 2015

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

ISSN

2332-581X‎

Publisher

Harvard Kennedy School

Language

en-US

Abstract

According to the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey conducted by the National Population Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the majority of Nigerians hold discriminatory attitudes towards PLWHAs.3 Such views are strengthened by the perceived association of HIV/AIDS with socially unacceptable behavior such as sex outside of marriage.4 The effect of this stigma is twofold. [...]from the above category specified, applicants cannot invoke section 42(1) on the contention that they have a right to exercise under that section.17 Regarding the right to health claim, Nwodo ruled the denial of medical treatment violated the African Charter.

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