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Akwa Ibom assembly passes anti-stigmatization of HIV/AIDS patients bill




The Akwa Ibom State Home of Meeting has handed into legislation an anti-stigmatization invoice towards individuals residing with HIV/AIDS within the state.

The legislation would additionally regulate the observe of HIV/AIDS counseling and testing within the state.

The invoice was handed after it was learn and thought of the third time the Chairman, Home Committee on Well being, Hon (Elder) Udeme Otong, member representing Abak State Constituency introduced it to the home

The report entitled “A invoice for a legislation to Prohibit Stigmatization and Discrimination towards individuals residing with HIV/AIDS and to Regulate the Apply of HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing and for different Issues Linked therewith” seeks to guard the rights and dignity of individuals residing with HIV /AIDS.

In line with Otong, the brand new legislation will eradicate all types of stigmatization and discrimination towards individuals residing with HIV/AIDS and create a supportive setting for them to work underneath regular situations for so long as they’re medically match.

The legislation will shield the medical standing or info of individuals residing with HIV/AIDS and in addition assure equal alternatives in employment, public lodging and transportation.

Additionally, it is going to take away all types of limitations to HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, remedy and assist companies to individuals residing with HIV AIDS/ in addition to enhance their emotional and psychological properly being together with their psychological well being.

The invoice will take impact from September 30, 2021.

In his remarks, the Speaker of the Meeting, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey directed the Clerk, Mrs Mandu Umoren, to speak the choice of the Home to the governor.

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