R.A. No. 11166: The Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act

In light of the alarming increase of HIV rates in the Philippines, which is an international high, Congress enacted a law updating the HIV law which seeks to promote and upgrade the existing legal framework on how the disease is to be treated, eradicated, and its patients protected from the stigma surrounding it.

Of particular importance in the law is the overall gameplan of the government in dealing with the eradication of the disease as it acknowledges that the health crisis is primarily an educational emergency at its very core wherein the Council seeks to promote safe sex literacy and promote preventive measures among all persons.

A landmark provision is worth noting as the law also contains a penal clause such disease without getting the consent of the latter.

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