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World AIDS Day 2017
December 1, 2017
The theme for World AIDS Day 2017 is My Health, My Right.
Everyone, regardless of who they are or where they live, has a right to health, which is also dependent on adequate sanitation and housing, nutritious food, healthy working conditions and access to justice.
The right to health is supported by, and linked to, a wider set of rights. Without the conditions to ensure access to justice, the right to a clean environment, the right to be free from violence or the right to education, for example, we cannot fulfil our right to health.
Ending AIDS as a public health threat can only happen if these rights are placed at the center of global health, so that quality health care is available and accessible for everyone and leaves no one behind.