Prof. John Idoko, the Director-General of NACA, while unveiling the law in Abuja on Wednesday, said the popular version was prepared in collaboration with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Prof Idoko who strongly believes in the far reaching effect of this law has this to say about it;
“The law makes it illegal to discriminate against people based on their HIV status.
It also prohibits any employer, individual or organisation from requiring a person to take an HIV test as a precondition for employment or access to services.
“I hope that the law will create a more supportive environment, allowing people living with and affected by HIV to carry on their lives normally in their communities and at their work places.”
Idoko said the popular version of the law consists of lay terms and graphic illustration that will make the law more useful in both rural and grassroots community settings.
He said Nigeria is one of the few countries in the world with an anti-discrimination law related to HIV/AIDS.
Source; Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria News
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