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The focus of the AIDS Law Unit is on the infringement of civil and political rights on the basis of HIV status, and the denial of socio-economic rights which both increases vulnerability to HIV and impacts negatively on health outcomes.

Discrimination and other HIV and AIDS rights issues are addressed on a number of levels and by various means, including policy formulation and research for law reform, litigation, advocacy, education and training, networking, publishing and provision of basic client services of such as legal advice and referral.

Key Facts - HIV in Namibia
- 13.3% of all Namibian
adults are (15-49) HIV positive

- 76,000 children ages 0-17
have been orphaned due
to AIDS-related deaths

- 29.5% of adults 30-34 are
HIV positive, the highest
age prevalence rate

- HIV prevalence is unevenly distributed in the country. 39.4% is HIV positive in
Katima Mulilo. 7.9% is
infected in Opuwo in
northwest Namibia


Contact Information
Toni Hancox
Project Coordinator
Legal Assistance Centre
4 Marien Ngouabi Street
Windhoek, Namibia
tel: +264-61-223-356
fax: +264-61-234-953
email: info@lac.org.na

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