December 06, 2008

Endorse the Campaign for the HIV/AIDS Bill (India)

From SAATHII:

"The HIV/AIDS Bill, which was drafted after extensive civil society consultations since 2003 and submitted to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in August 2006, has been truncated by the Law Ministry. Important chapters like Information, Education and Communication, Strategies for Risk Reduction and Access to Treatment have been completely deleted.

On the contrary, there is an attempt to introduce draconian measures like mandatory testing, identification and tracing of HIV positive people. Such measures violate the rights of people infected and affected by HIV, and undermine the present National AIDS Control Programme that has been formulated on a rights based approach.

The Campaign for the HIV/AIDS Bill demands that the government should reject the Law Ministry's version of the Bill and the original NACO Bill should be tabled in the upcoming session of Parliament."

Read more about the campaign and sign up in support here.

2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘An Imperfect Blog’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

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    This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)

    Cheers,

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  2. Hi,

    1 in 4 sexually active teenagers become infected with an STD every year, in the United States alone. Now, more than ever, we need to join together to fight this growing issue. As I read through your website, it is clear that you share the same passion for STD/STI awareness. We here, at Disease.com, understand the importance of STD/STI prevention and treatments. If you could, please list us as a resource or host our social book mark button, it would be much appreciated. We can not reach every teenager, but together we can try.
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    Thnak You,
    Sharon Vegoe
    Disease.com

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