Do you know what the HIV/AIDS Act 2017 is?: Unless you are living under a stone then you probably be aware of what HIV/AIDS is right? Well, I am sure that you all have heard the name before it doesn’t really need an introduction. You all should also understand that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 came into the light early, but now it is into force on September 10, 2018.
You all should know that it aims to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS in the country and provides for penalties for discrimination against those affected by the virus. As you all may know that it is introduced by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2014, the Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 22, 2017, just after a month by the Lok Sabha on April 12. You all should know that it received the assent of the President on April 20, 2017.
It was one of the much-needed acts because you all should know that India has the bigger population and that also makes it the third largest HIV-infected population with an estimated 2 million people. You all should understand that this country aims to decrease new infections by 75 percent between 2010 and 2020 and eliminate AIDS by 2030. Overall, this whole thing is going to be good and you all should know that it is much-needed thing for sure.
What is the HIV/AIDS Act?
You all should understand that under this act, people who are talking about the treatment should be seen fairly. Also, the reports are coming that it prohibits denial or discontinuation of healthcare services, right of movement, right to reside, purchase, rent or occupy the property and hold public or private office etc. Overall, under this act, you can see that everything that comes outside the law is going to be affected. In short, it prohibits isolation of segregation of an HIV-positive person.