TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017 passed in Parliament
Parliament has passed the HIV and AIDS (prevention and control) Bill 2014, to ensure equal rights to person affected by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admission in educational institutions and jobs..
Union health minister JP Nadda said that Indian Government will take care of the treatment for the person having HIV and AIDS.
India has almost 21 lakh people living with HIV/AIDS, the third highest after South Africa and Nigeria.
About the Bill:
- Nadda said that The bill aim to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS.
- It prohibits discrimination against person affected with HIV and AIDS, 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.
- Bill also prohibits discrimination against denial, termination, discontinuation or unfair treatment in employment, educational institutions, healthcare services, renting property, contesting for public or private office, and provision of insurance.
- The bill also say, no HIV test, treatment, or research will be conducted on a person affected by HIV without his informed consent and also no person should be compel to disclose the HIV status.