Government urged to pass HIV bill

Express News Service  03 May 2011 10:15:34 AM IST

HYDERABAD: World Vision India, at an interactive session urged the Government of India to pass the HIV Bill in the Parliament at the earliest and to ensure easy access of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for people living with HIV (PLHIV).

The interactive session held in the city witnessed HIV and AIDS activists including children from across the Andhra Pradesh deliberating on the status of PLHIV in the State with special focus on children-related issues.

The speakers unanimously demanded that all stakeholders communicate the charter of demands as widely as possible and create a common voice for children affected by HIV and AIDS. Further, there was unanimity amongst the speakers that the HIV Bill would provide the much needed support to further the cause of PLHIV.

Initiating the discussion Reni Jacob, advocacy director, World Vision India, said the challenges faced by children are multifaceted, which requires response much beyond prevention and treatment.


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