Tag Archives: HIV

Supreme Court recognises the right to determine and express one’s gender; grants legal status to ‘third gender’

In a path-breaking judgment, the Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutional rights and freedoms of transgender persons, including those who identify as third gender and those who identify in a gender opposite to their biological sex, i.e., persons, assigned female

Indian Civil Society Members Urge Prime Minister to Resist US Administration Pressure

March 27, 2014 Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Tel: 011 23018939; Fax: 011 2301 0233. Email: manmohan@sansad.nic.in Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading

HIV/AIDS Bill tabled in the Rajya Sabha

11 February, 2014- The HIV Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha today at 12:10 p.m. amidst constant din and confusion. Health Minister Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad introduced the Bill which after consensus was accepted to be introduced in the

Valganciclovir: IPAB remands matter back to the Controller: patent to remain revoked

30th January, 2014: The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) set aside the Patent Controller’s decision to revoke the patent relating to valganciclovir on technical grounds and remanded it to the Controller for re-consideration. In a significant development for patient groups,

Supreme Court disposes of Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust vs. Union of India

Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust v. UOI, W.P. (C) 512 of 1999 &  Sahara House v. UOI, W.P. (C) 535 of 1998 As agreed, on 3rd September 2012, the Union of India submitted an affidavit indicating its plans to phase out Stavudine

People living with HIV demand Bill be tabled in Parliament

Over 200 people living with HIV (PLHIVs) gathered outside the Law Ministry on Monday demanding that the HIV/AIDS Bill be tabled in Parliament during this winter session. The Bill, which protects the rights of people living with and affected by

Discrimination continues towards the HIV affected

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 26 (MExN):  Seven years on, the HIV & AIDS Bill drafted to protect people living with HIV (PLHIV) from discrimination is gathering dust with lawmakers virtually choosing to sidestep the Bill.  The Bill was drafted in 2006. Read

PLHIVs support demand for tabling HIV & AIDS bill

Networks of People Living with HIV&AIDS (PLHIVs) in Nagaland and NGOs Thursday joined their counterparts across the country demanding the HIV&AIDS Bill be tabled in the parliament during the winter session or before the parliamentary election scheduled for next year.