Amendments to HIV and AIDS bill: all you need to know

The union cabinet on Wednesday approves the amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) bill, 2014. Here’s how it will change the lives of people living with HIV

GN Bureau | October 5, 2016


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  • The bill makes it compulsory for the central and state governments to provide for antiretroviral therapy (ART) and related health hazards (management of infections) to all HIV patients. It prohibits all acts of discrimination against HIV-positive people, or those living with such people.
  • The bill was introduced by the UPA government in 2014.

 

  • The bill also safeguards the employment, educational services, public facilities, property rights, holding public office, and insurance for people living with HIV. 
     
  • It makes the consent of the person compulsory for any kind of HIV tests, medical treatment and research.
     
     
  • The bill ensures that an HIV person below the age of 18 years has the right to reside in a shared household and enjoy the facilities of the household.  The Bill also prohibits any individual from publishing information or advocating feelings of hatred against HIV positive persons and those living with them.

 

  • Each state will appoint an ombudsman to inquire into complaints related to the violation of the act and the provision of health care services.
     
  • Cases relating to HIV positive persons shall be disposed of by the court on a priority basis.

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