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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Draft bill considered on AIDS rights

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JOHANNESBURG, 23 January (PLUSNEWS) - The adoption of a draft bill on the rights and obligations of HIV-positive people is currently under debate in the Central African Republic's (CAR) capital, Bangui.

Eugenie Yarafa, secretary-general of the AIDS organisation, Reseau Centrafricain sur l'Ethique, le Droit et le VIH/SIDA, told the UN news service, Plusnews, in an interview: "The seminar aims at drafting an instrument that can protect both HIV-positive people and the society they live in."

She said a draft, to be drawn up by the end of the three-day seminar, would be forwarded to Justice Minister Hyacinth Wodobode for presentation to the National Transitional Council for approval, before enactment by CAR President Francois Bozize.

The draft bill would also emphasise the protection of HIV-positive people's rights to treatment, education and employment.



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