Philippines President Duterte Signs Law Aimed At Strengthening Government’s HIV/AIDS Response

ABS-CBN News: Duterte signs HIV-AIDS law
“President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that seeks to strengthen government response to the growing number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) cases in the country, Palace officials said Wednesday…” (Placido, 1/9).

Philippine Star: Duterte signs strengthened law on HIV and AIDS
“…Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the measure is expected to ‘significantly reduce the stigma of people living with HIV or AIDS.’ … ‘The Palace notes that the new law provides for the establishment of policies and programs to prevent the spread of the aforesaid epidemic and at the same time, deliver proper treatment, care and support services to Filipinos living with HIV in accordance with evidence-based strategies and approaches which are in tune with key principles of human rights, gender equality, and meaningful participation of communities,’ Panelo said…” (1/9).

Additional coverage of the new law is available from GMA News, Philippine Star (2), and Rappler.

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