HIV AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 enacted

The Act prohibits discrimination against persons with HIV and AIDS in (i) employment, (ii) educational establishments, (iii) health care services, (iv) residing or renting property, (v) standing for public or private office, and (vi) provision of insurance, provides for informed consent and confidentiality with regard to their treatment, places obligations on establishments to safeguard their rights, and creates mechanisms for redressing their complaints. The Act prohibits the practice of compulsory HIV testing as a pre-requisite for obtaining employment or accessing healthcare and also seeks to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS.