Katsina to End Discrimination Against HIV/Aids Carriers

| March 19, 2014


Katsina — The Katsina State Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the state HIV/AIDS Control Agency has proposed a bill aiming to stop discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS.

According to a statement made available to Daily Trust, the bill proposes one year imprisonment or a fine of N50,000 for anyone who stigmatizes or discriminates against such persons. It also proposes two years imprisonment or a fine of N50,000 or both for anyone who reveals the status of a person living with HIV/AIDS without justification. The bill also proposes that those living with HIV/AIDS who deliberately infect their partners will be imprisoned for ten years.

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