The general secretariat of transparency and human rights of the ministry of justice and the Hellenic Association of Seropositive People named “Positive voice” are organizing a one-day conference titled “HIV/AIDS and discrimination; spotting the stigma of the stigma,” on May 23.
Doctors specialized in infectious diseases, law university teachers, lawyers, local activists and other experts in human rights issues will debate the protection of the rights and freedoms related to HIV/AIDS-positive individuals, the progress of the Greek law system and the distance that still needs to be covered towards their basic implementation, as well as the role that government agencies and individual citizens play.
The conference will also touch upon subjects concerning the criminalization of the transmission and exposure to the HIV virus, discrimination in the workplace, medical confidentiality and the living conditions of HIV patients in detention centers.
The latest medical progress in treating the disease and the newest epidemiological data in Greece will complete the conference.
(Source: ANA MPA)