PATTERSON, David; LONDON, Leslie. International law, human rights and HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Geneva, v. 80, n. 12, p. 964-9, 2002. Disponível em Scielo

This article explores the relevance of international human rights law in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic at national and international levels. Public health advocates can use arguments based on this body of law to promote responses to HIV/AIDS that reflect sound public health principles and documented best practice. Development assistance is increasingly linked to rights-based approaches, such as participatory processes, and strategic alliances between health professionals, organizations of people living with HIV/AIDS, and affected communities. Legal and human rights advocacy strategies are increasingly productive and necessary.