07/10/2022 14:11

HIV-positive individuals must promptly notify HIV results to their cohabitant in Vietnam

HIV-positive individuals must promptly notify HIV results to their cohabitant in Vietnam

Below are the points you need to pay attention in the Law on Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Prevention and Control of Virus Infections that Cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) 2020 in Vietnam

According to the Law, from July 1, 2021, HIV-positive individuals have the following obligations:

- Promptly notify his/her positive HIV test results to his/her spouse, fiancé(e) or cohabitant (current law only stipulates notifying their spouses or fiancé(e));

- Engage in implementation of HIV prevention interventions;

- Comply with treatment regulations when receiving treatment with antiretroviral medicines;”

- Other obligations as prescribed by this Law and other relevant laws.

In addition, HIV-positive individuals have the following rights:

- Live in harmony with the community and society;

- Receive medical treatment and care;

- Work and learn culture, apprentice;

- Keep privacy related to HIV/AIDS;

- Refuse medical examination and treatment while being treated for AIDS in the final stages;

- Other rights as prescribed by this Law and other relevant laws.

Amendments to the Law on Prevention and Control of Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) 2020 takes effect from July 1, 2021.

 

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Thu Linh
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