According to UNAIDS 2016 to end the AIDS epidemic efforts must be put to

According to unaids 2016 to end the aids epidemic

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According to UNAIDS (2016), to end the AIDS epidemic, efforts must be put to advance social justice, as well as end discrimination. Inclusion and social justice ensure that the society is able to advance dignity and share the benefits of health and wealth for all. In this regard, there is already a policy in place to end AIDS as a public health threat by the year 2030. The policy is based on the principles of inclusion, equality as well as the respect of the rule of law. Despite this
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call, certain punitive laws, policies and practices have continued to contribute to the stagnation of human rights of this vulnerable group of people. Such groups include sex workers, migrants, transgender people, as well as people who inject drugs among others. Also, some of the legal and policy environments are restrictive, thus hindering the work of civil societies in supporting HIV response. It is critical to note that these groups of people have rights too as everyone else to health and access to information. There are major philosophies that relate to social justice, which are in agreement with the aspect of equal human rights to the vulnerable population in the society. For example, the utilitarian philosophy that advocates for those actions that will bring about happiness while rejecting those that cause unhappiness. In other words, looking at the issue of discrimination and stigmatization, this philosophy is clearly against such actions against the vulnerable population of people living with HIV. Liberal education ensures individuals are empowered through learning, thus giving them an edge to deal with complexity, diversity and change. This is what everyone needs in order to live with each other in harmony and upholding everyone's rights. Libertarianism and socialist
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