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Because the epidemic has advanced, the teachings realized from it determine that the security of human rights within the context of HIV reduces pain, saves lives, protects the general public healthiness, and gives for an efficient reaction to HIV. the current directions resulted from a request made a long time in the past via the fee on Human Rights which underlined the necessity and the relevant to supply counsel to states on tips on how to take concrete steps to guard human rights within the context of HIV.

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51. In their conduct in international forums and negotiations, States should take due account of international norms, principles and standards relating to human rights. 27 States should also avoid taking measures that would undermine access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, including access to antiretroviral and other medicines, diagnostics and related technologies, either domestically or in other countries, and should ensure that medicine is never used as a tool for political pressure.

States should ensure that international and bilateral mechanisms for financing responses to HIV/AIDS provide funds for prevention, treatment, care and support, including the purchase of antiretroviral and other medicines, diagnostics and related technologies. States should support and implement policies maximizing the benefit of donor assistance, including policies ensuring that such resources are used to purchase generic medicines, diagnostics and related technologies, where these are more economical.

Since laws regulate conduct between the State and the individual and between individuals, they provide an essential framework for the observance of human rights, including HIVrelated human rights. The efficacy of this framework for the protection of human rights depends on the strength of the legal system in a given society and on the access of its citizens to the system. However, many legal systems worldwide are not strong enough, nor do marginalized populations have access to them. 57. Nevertheless, the role of law in the response to HIV may also be overemphasized and provide a vehicle for coercive and abusive policies.

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