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4 Dec 2023

UN Warns of AIDS Response Threat from Rights Backlash

U.N. warns the fight against AIDS is compromised by stigmatization and legal challenges faced by LGBTQ people, sex workers, and drug users. Winnie Byanyima of UNAIDS emphasized that rights backlash leads to new HIV infection rise or plateau in countries. Nearly 30 million receive treatment; however, 630,000 died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2022. [Source](https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/aids-response-threat-human-rights-backlash-un-warns-rcna126974)