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Soon, Jail for Targeting HIV Patients

Times of India
09 April 2012
New Delhi India
By: Subodh Ghildiyal

The government has drafted some path-breaking provisions in the longpending HIV-AIDS (Prevention and Control) bill which lays down inviolable rights for the stigmatized group.

Among the provisions drafted in are a person can be jailed for up to two years if his/her spoken or written word leads to hostility or hatred towards an HIV patient and an AIDS-hit person cannot be denied employment or sacked except with a written assessment from an independent healthcare provider saying that there is a risk of transmission of the virus to others at the workplace. Soon, jail for targeting HIV patients


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