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The Public Health Program works closely with individual Soros foundations to implement policies and support local organizations. Find out more about Soros foundations.

Ten Reasons to Oppose the Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission
December 1, 2008
This document co-produced by OSI and other leading human rights and HIV/AIDS organizations presents ten reasons why applying criminal law to HIV transmission is unjust and ineffective public policy.

Too often, the most vulnerable and marginalized populations are neglected in approaches to treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. To fill this gap, OSI�s Public Health Program works to support stigmatized and socially excluded groups like Roma and ethnic minorities, injecting drug users, sex workers, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender individuals, and homeless and incarcerated people.

Dispatches from AIDS 2008: Strategies for Change
Juliana Rincon Parra
August 2, 2008
The first of an OSI-commissioned series of dispatches on 2008 AIDS conference activities that address the human rights and health needs of marginalized persons.

A Delegates' Guide to Law and Human Rights at AIDS 2008
August 2008
This guide highlights the legal and human rights-themed events at the XVII International AIDS Conference and its satellite events in Mexico City.

All Women, All Rights: A 2008 Delegates' Guide to Women and AIDS
August 2008
Co-sponsored by OSI, this guide highlights sessions at the XVII International AIDS Conference that address women�s issues directly or that are produced by organizations serving women�s interests.

Women and HIV Testing: Policies, Practices, and the Impact on Health and Human Rights
July 2008
This Law and Health Intitiative fact sheet provides information on HIV testing policies and examines their impact on women's health and human rights.

Uganda AIDS Implementers Must Address Human Rights
Press Release
May 28, 2008
The HIV/AIDS Implementers� Meeting in Uganda must address the widespread human rights abuses and lack of legal services fueling the country�s HIV epidemic, according to a new report released by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa and OSI�s Law and Health Initiative.

International Rally for Human Rights and HIV/AIDS
Mexico City
August 7, 2008
OSI and other human rights organizations brought together thousands of activists and people affected by HIV/AIDS for a global rally for human rights during the 2008 International AIDS Conference.

Best Practices for Providing ARVs to Injecting Drug Users
Mexico City
August 5, 2008
The OSI International Harm Reduction Development Program hosts a panel on providing antiretroviral treatment to injecting drug users.

Human Rights Networking Zone at the International AIDS Conference
Mexico City
August 3, 2008
OSI and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network are collaborating with a coalition of 24 HIV and human rights organizations to convene the Human Rights Networking Zone at the 2008 International AIDS Conference in Mexico City.

Strategies for Change: Breaking Barriers to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care for Women
Mexico City
August 2, 2008
OSI convened a symposium in advance of the 2008 International AIDS Conference to discuss legal, economic, advocacy, and treatment strategies for a more "women-friendly" response to HIV.

Amplifying Voices: A Series of Digital Stories
This OSI-sponsored collection of videos gives voice to the concerns of people marginalized by HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.

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