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


#Union Cabinet   #HIV and AIDS bill   #AIDS   #HIV   #Health  


 
 

  • 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.

Comments

 

Other News

“900 tenders worth Rs 150 crore?” For ward-level works: BMC

BrihanMumbai municipal corporation is floating nearly 900 tenders worth of Rs 150 crore in the next 10 days, but that is only for ward-level civic works, the BMC clarified on Monday, reacting to reports in a section of media.    “Since there are 25 wards in BMC, it involves m

Elections 2024: Banks, post offices to chip in for voter education

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two prominent organisations, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the Department of Posts (DoP), to amplify its voter outreach and awareness efforts ahead of the forthcom

Charming tales of the Snakeman’s early years

Snakes, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll: My Early Years By Romulus Whitaker with Janaki Lenin HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 699

Gripping graphic narrative helps make sense of pandemics past

The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar

“Globally, there is unprecedented positivity for India”

Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors

World’s biggest bird-a-thon begins in India

During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter