HIV/AIDS Act 2017 Has Been Implemented From Sep 10: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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New Delhi, September 11: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced today that HIV/AIDS Act, 2017 has been implemented from September 10, 2018, according to an ANI update. The Bill aims to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS, and prohibit discrimination against persons being affected with the above disease. The reason being most people affected with HIV face some kind of discrimination in their day to day daily life.

Introduced by Senior Congress leader and former health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2014, the Bill seeks to prevent the spread and control of HIV in the country. Aspirin Can Prevent HIV? Canadian Study Says The Drug Can Reduce Transmission of The Virus. The Act also provides for informed consent and confidentiality with regard to their treatment, places obligations on establishments to safeguard their rights, and creates mechanisms for redressing their complaints.

In 2017, the President of India gave his assent to the HIV/AIDS Act. Introduced by Senior Congress leader and former health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2014, the Bill seeks to prevent the spread and control of HIV in the country. According to an Indian Express report, some of the provisions of the Act are- no person shall have to undergo HIV test or medical treatment without one’s informed consent, an HIV positive person will have to disclose his HIV status only if required by a Court order. It prohibits people to stop spreading hatred against people with HIV.