New law to help curb spread of HIV, AIDS

Filed on April 18, 2012

MANAMA Bahrain plans to penalise a person who cause the transmission of HIV to others intentionally with ten years imprisonment.

This is part of a newly drafted law to protect the rights of HIV and AIDS patients in Bahrain. The draft law that was tabled this week by two lawmakers imposes other penalties for those who discriminate the rights of such patients. It aims to help those individuals to better deal with the disease. The draft law also protects the labour rights of workers, in which organisations couldn’t sack them without medical reports indicating that they are unfit to carry out their tasks. The bill stresses that transferring them to other jobs with less responsibilities should always be the first option for unfit workers.

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