December 4, 2023Read the Publication
HIV disproportionately affects key and vulnerable populations, and people living with HIV experience several forms of discrimination including on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV status that interact to negatively impact HIV outcomes. Given the pervasive nature of stigma and discrimination against marginalized communities even in countries where sexual orientation or gender identity are not criminalized, anti-discriminatory laws are important to protect communities from legal, social and economic marginalization. The second “10” of UNAIDS 10-10-10 targets aims to achieve, by 2025, less than 10% of key populations and people living with HIV experiencing stigma and discrimination. Here, we assess the state of national non-discrimination protection policies in social and work spheres that have been instituted in Eastern and Southern African (ESA) and Western and Central African (WCA) countries.