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Bill to end HIV/AIDS discrimination introduced

Feb 11, 2014    

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A bill aiming to protect people with HIV/AIDS against discrimination was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.The HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, was introduced in the upper house by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.The draft of the bill was finalised in 2006, and civil society groups and HIV/AIDS-affected people have long been demanding passage of the legislation.Under the proposed law, HIV/AIDS-affected people will be provided protection against discrimination in employment, health care, education, travel and insurance, in both public as well as privat...

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