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UAE: Prisoners Denied Lifesaving HIV Treatment

Expand Dubai's skyline, United Arab Emirates.  © 2015 REUTERS/Karim Sahib/Pool (Beirut) – United Arab Emirates (UAE) prison authorities are denying non-national HIV-positive detainees in at least one UAE prison regular and uninterrupted access to lifesaving antiretroviral treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. Detainees living with HIV are also segregated from the rest of the prison population in an isolated area and report facing stigma and systemic discrimination. Multiple sources, including former non-national detainees in Al Awir Central Jail’s HIV units in Dubai, told Human Rights…

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