Human rights are rights we have because we are human. These universal rights apply to us all, regardless of nationality, gender, sexuality, age, ethnic origin, religion, health, or any other status. They range from the most fundamental – the right to life – to those that make life worth living, such as the rights to food, education, work and liberty.
The right to health is a human right. And every person has the right to access healthcare services, including HIV services. People also have the right to equal treatment before the law and the right to dignity.
Many countries have committed to upholding human rights by signing international laws and treaties.