HIV-AIDS bill to be tabled in RS during winter session
NEW DELHI: In a move to grant stronger protection to the country's HIV community, the government plans to introduce the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill in Rajya Sabha during the ongoing winter session. The bill seeks to end discrimination and ensure equality for people living with HIV.

The bill, which was approved by the Cabinet last month, seeks to bring legal accountability to prohibit discrimination against the HIV community and instead promotes equality while accessing healthcare, acquiring jobs, renting houses or in educational institutions in the public and private sectors. The bill failed to be introduced in the Upper House on Monday because of protests over the government's demonetisation move....