Rajya Sabha Passes HIV/AIDS (Prevention& Control) Bill
Rajya Sabha has passed the HIV & AIDS (prevention&control)Bill… The bill has been drafted to safeguard the rights of people living with HIV and affected by HIV. The provisions of the Bill seek to address HIV-related discrimination, strengthen the existing programme by bringing in legal accountability and establish formal mechanisms for inquiring into complaints and redressing grievances. It also seeks to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS, provides for informed consent and confidentiality with regard to their treatment. The Bill also aims to enhance access to health care services by ensuring informed consent and confidentiality for HIV-related testing, treatment and clinical research.
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