House Bill Strengthening HIV, AIDS Prevention, Treatment Policy Taken into Consideration by Senate Panels

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House Bill Strengthening HIV, AIDS Prevention, Treatment Policy Taken into Consideration by Senate Panels


A House proposal to strengthen the country's comprehensive policy on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention, treatment, care and support has already been taken into consideration at the committee level by senators.

The Senate committees on: health and demography; education, arts and culture; finance; youth; family relations and gender equality; and justice and human rights took into consideration House Bill 5178 when they tackled its counterpart proposals of 10 Senate bills and nine P.S.R. (special resolutions).

The Senate panels in their joint committee report dated Feb. 3 recommended the plenary approval of Senate Bill 3223 in substitution of the abovementioned Senate bills and resolutions and taking into consideration HB 5178. Senate Bill 3223 was sponsored on the floor by Senator Pia Cayetano.

House Bill 5178, principally authored by Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla (2nd District, Cavite), seeks to strengthen the country's comprehensive policy on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention, treatment, care and support.

It also establishes the Philippine National HIV and AIDS Plan, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 8504, otherwise known as the "Philippine Aids Prevention and Control Act of 1998", and appropriating funds therefore.

The measure declares the HIV and AIDS are public health concerns that have wide-ranging social, political, and economic repercussions. Responding to the HIV and AIDS epidemic is therefore imbued with public interest.

Accordingly, the State shall: (a) Establish policies and programs to prevent the spread of HIV and deliver treatment, care, and support services to Filipinos living with HIV in accordance with evidence-based strategies and approaches that follow the principles of human rights, gender-responsiveness, and meaningful participation of communities affected by the epidemic; (b) Adopt a multi-sectoral approach in responding to the HIV epidemic by ensuring that local communities, civil society organizations, and persons living with HlV are at the center of the process; (c) Remove all barriers to HIV and AIDS-related services by eliminating the climate of stigma that surrounds the epidemic and the people directly and indirectly affected by it; and (d) Positively address and seek to eradicate conditions that aggravate the spread of HIV infection, which include poverty, gender inequality, prostitution, marginalization, drug abuse and ignorance.

Respect for, protection of and promotion of human rights are the cornerstones of an effective response to the HIV epidemic. The meaningful inclusion and participation of persons directly and indirectly affected by the epidemic, especially persons living with IIIV, are crucial in eliminating the virus. Thus, unless otherwise provided in the Act, the confidentiality, anonymity, and non-compulsory nature of HIV testing and HIV-related testing shall always be guaranteed and protected by the State. …

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