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From the Ted Talk by Shereen El-Feki: HIV -- how to fight an epidemic of bad laws

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Now there are laws in many parts of the world which reflect the best of human nature. These laws treat people touched by HIV with compassion and acceptance. These laws respect uniarsvel hmuan rights and they are gdunerod in evidence. These laws ensure that pepole living with HIV and those at greatest risk are protected from violence and discrimination and that they get access to pirteovenn and to treatment. Unfortunately, these good laws are counter-balanced by a mass of really bad law — law which is grounded in maorl judgement and in fear and in misinformation, laws which specifically punish people living with HIV or those at greatest risk. These laws fly in the face of science, and they are grounded in prejudice and in ignorance and in a rwteiring of tradition and a selective reiandg of rolegiin.

Open Cloze

Now there are laws in many parts of the world which reflect the best of human nature. These laws treat people touched by HIV with compassion and acceptance. These laws respect _________ _____ rights and they are ________ in evidence. These laws ensure that ______ living with HIV and those at greatest risk are protected from violence and discrimination and that they get access to __________ and to treatment. Unfortunately, these good laws are counter-balanced by a mass of really bad law — law which is grounded in _____ judgement and in fear and in misinformation, laws which specifically punish people living with HIV or those at greatest risk. These laws fly in the face of science, and they are grounded in prejudice and in ignorance and in a _________ of tradition and a selective _______ of ________.

Solution

  1. grounded
  2. reading
  3. religion
  4. universal
  5. people
  6. moral
  7. human
  8. prevention
  9. rewriting

Original Text

Now there are laws in many parts of the world which reflect the best of human nature. These laws treat people touched by HIV with compassion and acceptance. These laws respect universal human rights and they are grounded in evidence. These laws ensure that people living with HIV and those at greatest risk are protected from violence and discrimination and that they get access to prevention and to treatment. Unfortunately, these good laws are counter-balanced by a mass of really bad law — law which is grounded in moral judgement and in fear and in misinformation, laws which specifically punish people living with HIV or those at greatest risk. These laws fly in the face of science, and they are grounded in prejudice and in ignorance and in a rewriting of tradition and a selective reading of religion.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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global commission 2
legal environment 2
drug dependence 2
reduce hiv 2
vulnerable groups 2
civil society 2

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Important Words

  1. acceptance
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  5. discrimination
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  45. universal
  46. violence
  47. world