07 Feb '12, 10am

#NEWS: Chinese law may for #HIV status disclosure: #AIDS #Asia #China #stigma

#NEWS: Chinese law may for #HIV status disclosure: #AIDS #Asia #China #stigma

By Shan Juan China Daily/Asia News Network Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 BEIJING - HIV-positive men and women in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region may soon be required by law to tell partners their status the moment their test results are known. The regulation, still in draft form, is expected to take effect in six months, said Ge Xianmin, director of HIV/AIDS prevention and control at the local health department. It stipulates that the sufferer has to tell his or her partners within three days of being confirmed as HIV positive. If not, this would be done by health workers. "Given that Guangxi has been hit relatively hard by HIV/AIDS and that sex has become a major transmission route, such rules would help protect sufferers' partners and avert secondary transmissions," he said. It also helps partners to supervise sufferers' treatments, he added. Of the total of HIV cases detec...

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