India Announces National Policy to Combat AIDS
April 2, 2002
Struggling to keep the nation's HIV infections below four million, the Indian government today announced a national policy to prevent and control AIDS. The latest policy aims to create a social environment that will ensure care and support to HIV patients by protecting their rights to health care. The policy will also prohibit denial of the rights to work, education and privacy for people with HIV. The government also formed a National Blood Policy to complement efforts against AIDS.
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