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India passes law prohibiting discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1973 (Published 21 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1973
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. Kolkata

India has passed a law that makes it illegal to discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS in terms of healthcare delivery, housing, admission to education, employment, and a range of public services.

The government said, “HIV/AIDS has been associated with a lot of stigma and discrimination. Though this has diminished over the years, because of government efforts and the contributions of civil society, it continues. The new law will go a long way in ending it.”

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