HIVAIDS Law (Filed by Pia Cayetano)

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FIFTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Third Regular Session

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SENATE S. No. ______

Introdu ed !" SENATOR PIA S# CA$ETANO

%AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE CO&PREHENSI'E POLIC$ ON HI' AN( AI(S PRE'ENTION) TREAT&ENT) CARE AN( SUPPORT AN( ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL HI' AN( AI(S PROGRA&) RE'ISING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO# *+,-) OTHER.ISE /NO.N AS 0THE PHILIPPINE AI(S PRE'ENTION AN( CONTROL ACT OF 122*3) AN( APPROPRIATING FUN(S THEREFOR4 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: 1 SECTION 1. Short Title# - This Act shall be known as the “The Revised 2Philippine HIV and AI S Polic! and P"o#"a$ Act o% &'(&). 3 SEC# 5# Declaration of Policies . - The H*$an I$$*node%icienc! Vi"*s and 4Ac+*i"ed I$$*ne e%icienc! S!nd"o$e ,HIV and AI S- a"e p*blic health conce"ns that 5have wide-"an#in# social. political. and econo$ic "epe"c*ssions. Respondin# to the HIV 6and AI S epide$ic is the"e%o"e i$b*ed with p*blic inte"est. and acco"din#l!. the State 7shall: 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 a. /stablish policies and p"o#"a$s to p"event the sp"ead o% HIV and delive" t"eat$ent ca"e and s*ppo"t se"vices to 0ilipinos livin# with HIV in acco"dance with evidence-based st"ate#ies and app"oaches that %ollow the p"inciples o% h*$an "i#hts. #ende" e+*alit!. and $eanin#%*l pa"ticipation o% co$$*nities a%%ected b! the epide$ic. b. Adopt a $*lti-secto"al app"oach in "espondin# to the HIV epide$ic b! ens*"in# that local co$$*nities. civil societ! o"#ani1ations. and pe"sons livin# with HIV a"e involved in the p"ocess.

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c. Re$ove all ba""ie"s to HIV and AI S-"elated se"vices b! eli$inatin# the cli$ate o% sti#$a that s*""o*nds the epide$ic and the people di"ectl! and indi"ectl! a%%ected b! it. d. Positivel! add"ess and seek to e"adicate conditions that a##"avate the sp"ead o% HIV in%ection. incl*din# b*t not li$ited to. pove"t!. #ende" ine+*alit!. p"ostit*tion. $a"#inali1ation. d"*# ab*se and i#no"ance. Respect %o". p"otection o% and p"o$otion o% h*$an "i#hts a"e the co"ne"stones o% an e%%ective "esponse to the HIV epide$ic. The $eanin#%*l incl*sion and pa"ticipation o% pe"sons di"ectl! and indi"ectl! a%%ected b! the epide$ic. especiall! pe"sons livin# with HIV. a"e c"*cial in eli$inatin# the vi"*s. Th*s. *nless othe"wise p"ovided in this Act. the con%identialit!. anon!$it!. and non-co$p*lso"! nat*"e o% HIV testin# and HIV"elated testin# shall alwa!s be #*a"anteed and p"otected b! the State.

13 Policies and p"actices that disc"i$inate on the basis o% pe"ceived o" act*al HIV 14stat*s. se2. #ende". se2*al o"ientation. #ende" identit!. a#e. econo$ic stat*s. disabilit! 15and ethnicit!. ha$pe" the en3o!$ent o% basic h*$an "i#hts and %"eedo$s #*a"anteed in 16the 4onstit*tion and a"e dee$ed ini$ical to national inte"est. 17 SEC# 6# Definition of Terms# - As *sed in this Act. the %ollowin# te"$s shall be 18de%ined as %ollows: 19a. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) "e%e"s to a condition whe"e a 20 bod!5s i$$*ne s!ste$ is "ed*ced d*e to HIV in%ection. $akin# an individ*al 21 s*sceptible to oppo"t*nistic in%ections6 22b. Anti-retroviral Treatment "e%e"s to the t"eat$ent that stops o" s*pp"esses a 23 "et"ovi"*s like HIV6 24c. Civil Society Or ani!ations (CSOs) "e%e" to a #"o*p o" #"o*ps o% non-#ove"n$ental 25 and non-co$$e"cial individ*als o" le#al entities that a"e en#a#ed in 26 *ncoe"ced collective action a"o*nd sha"ed inte"ests. p*"poses and val*es6 27d. Community-"ased research takes place in co$$*nit! settin#s and involves 28 co$$*nit! $e$be"s in the desi#n and i$ple$entation o% "esea"ch p"o3ects. 29e. Com#ulsory $I% Testin "e%e"s to HIV testin# i$posed *pon an individ*al 30 cha"acte"i1ed b! lack o% consent. *se o% %o"ce o" inti$idation. the *se o% testin# as a 31 p"e"e+*isite %o" e$plo!$ent o" othe" p*"poses. and othe" ci"c*$stances when 32 in%o"$ed choice is absent6 33%. Discrimination "e%e"s to an! action taken to distin#*ish. e2cl*de. "est"ict o" show 34 p"e%e"ence based on an! #"o*nd s*ch as se2. #ende". a#e. se2*al o"ientation. 35 #ende" identit!. econo$ic stat*s. disabilit! and ethnicit!. whethe" act*al o" pe"ceived. 2
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and which has the p*"pose o" e%%ect o% n*lli%!in# o" i$pai"in# the "eco#nition. en3o!$ent o" e2e"cise b! all pe"sons si$ila"l! sit*ated. o% all "i#hts and %"eedo$s6

3#. &volvin Ca#acities of Children "e%e" to the concept ensh"ined in A"ticle 7 o% the 4 4onvention on the Ri#hts o% the 4hild "eco#ni1in# the develop$ental chan#es and 5 the co""espondin# p"o#"ess in co#nitive abilities and capacit! %o" sel%-dete"$ination 6 *nde"#one b! child"en as the! #"ow *p th*s "e+*i"in# pa"ents and othe"s cha"#ed 7 with "esponsibilit! %o" the child to p"ovide va"!in# de#"ees o% p"otection and to allow 8 thei" pa"ticipation in oppo"t*nities %o" a*tono$o*s decision-$akin# in di%%e"ent 9 conte2ts and ac"oss di%%e"ent a"eas o% decision-$akin#6 10h. 'ender Identity "e%e"s to a pe"son5s inte"nal and individ*al e2pe"ience o% #ende" 11 that $a! o" $a! not co""espond with the se2 assi#ned at bi"th. incl*din# the pe"son5s 12 sense o% the bod!. which $a! involve. i% %"eel! chosen. $odi%ication o% bodil! 13 appea"ance o" %*nction b! $edical. s*"#ical and othe" $eans. and othe" e2pe"ience 14 o% #ende". a$on# the$. d"ess. speech. and $anne"is$6 15 i. $I% and AIDS Counselor "e%e"s to an! individ*al t"ained b! an instit*tion o" 16 o"#ani1ation acc"edited b! the Philippine National AI S 4o*ncil ,PNA4- to cond*ct 17 t"ainin# o" co*nselin# on HIV and AI S. HIV p"evention. and h*$an "i#hts and 18 sti#$a "ed*ction6 19 3. $I% Counselin "e%e"s to the p"ovision o% in%o"$ation on HIV and AI S. how it is 20 sp"ead and how it $a! be p"evented. "isk-"ed*ction app"oaches. and in%o"$ation on 21 t"eat$ent. ca"e and s*ppo"t %o" pe"sons livin# with HIV. which is cond*cted be%o"e 22 and a%te" HIV testin#6 23 k. $I% Testin "e%e"s to an! %acilit!-based o" $obile $edical p"oced*"e that is 24 cond*cted to dete"$ine the p"esence o" absence o% HIV in pe"son5s bod!. is 25 con%idential. vol*nta"! in nat*"e and $*st be acco$panied b! co*nselin# p"io" to. and 26 a%te" the testin#. and cond*cted onl! with the in%o"$ed consent o% the pe"son6 27 l. $I%-(elated Testin "e%e"s to an! labo"ato"! testin# o" p"oced*"e done on an 28 individ*al whethe" the pe"son is HIV positive o" ne#ative6 29$. $I% Testin )acility "e%e"s to an! 8H-acc"edited in-site o" $obile testin# cente". 30 hospital. clinic. labo"ato"! and othe" %acilit! that has the capacit! to cond*ct vol*nta"! 31 HIV co*nselin# and HIV testin#6 32 n. $uman Immunodeficiency %irus ($I%) "e%e"s to the vi"*s that ca*ses AI S6 33 o. *ey Affected Po#ulations at $i her (is+ of $I% &,#osure or -*ey Po#ulations. 34 "e%e" to those pe"sons whose behavio" $ake the$ $o"e likel! to be e2posed to HIV 35 o" to t"ans$it the vi"*s. as dete"$ined b! PNA4. The te"$ incl*des child"en below 36 the a#e o% ei#hteen ,(9-6 !o*th and ad*lts livin# with HIV6 $en who have se2 with

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$en6 t"ans#ende" pe"sons6 people who in3ect d"*#s6 and people who sell se2*al se"vices o" %avo"s6

3p. /a"oratory "e%e"s to a"eas o" places whe"e "esea"ch st*dies a"e bein# *nde"taken 4 to %*"the" develop local evidence base %o" e%%ective HIV p"o#"a$s6 5+. 6 7 8 0on-1andatory $I% Anti-2ody Testin "e%e"s to a health ca"e p"ovide" initiatin# HIV anti-bod! testin# to a pe"son p"acticin# hi#h:"isk behavio" o" v*lne"able to HIV a%te" cond*ctin# HIV p"e-test co*nselin#. The pe"son $a! elect to decline o" de%e" testin# s*ch that consent is conditional6

9". O##ortunistic Infection (OI) "e%e"s to illnesses ca*sed b! va"io*s o"#anis$s. $an! 10 o% which do not ca*se disease in pe"sons with health! i$$*ne s!ste$s6 11s. Person /ivin 3ith $I% "e%e"s to an! individ*al dia#nosed to be in%ected with HIV6 12t. Se,ually Transmitted Infections (STI) "e%e" to in%ections that a"e sp"ead th"o*#h 13 the t"ans%e" o% o"#anis$s %"o$ one pe"son to anothe" th"o*#h se2*al contact6 14*. Se,ual Orientation "e%e"s to a pe"son5s se2*al and e$otional att"action to. o" 15 inti$ate and se2*al "elationship with. individ*als o% di%%e"ent. the sa$e. o" both se2es6 16v. 17 18 19 Social Protection "e%e"s to a set o% policies and p"o#"a$s desi#ned to "ed*ce pove"t! and v*lne"abilit! b! p"o$otin# e%%icient labo" $a"kets. di$inishin# people5s e2pos*"e to "isks. and enhancin# thei" capacit! to p"otect the$selves a#ainst ha1a"ds and inte""*ptions;loss o% inco$e6

20w. Sti ma "e%e"s to the d!na$ic deval*ation and deh*$ani1ation o% an individ*al in 21 the e!es o% othe"s which $a! be based on att"ib*tes that a"e a"bit"a"il! de%ined b! 22 othe"s as disc"editable o" *nwo"th! and which "es*lts in disc"i$ination when acted 23 *pon6 242. Treatment $u"s "e%e" to p"ivate and p*blic hospitals o" $edical establish$ents 25 acc"edited b! the epa"t$ent o% Health , 8H- to have the capacit! and %acilit! to 26 p"ovide anti-"et"ovi"al t"eat$ent6 27!. %oluntary $I% Testin "e%e"s to HIV testin# done on an individ*al who. a%te" havin# 28 *nde"#one p"e-HIV co*nselin#. willin#l! s*b$its onesel% to s*ch test6 291. 30 31 32 %ulnera"le Communities "e%e" to co$$*nities and #"o*ps who a"e s*%%e"in# %"o$ v*lne"abilities s*ch as *ne+*al oppo"t*nities. social e2cl*sion. pove"t!. *ne$plo!$ent. and othe" si$ila" social. econo$ic. c*lt*"al and political conditions. $akin# the$ $o"e s*sceptible to HIV in%ection and to developin# AI S6

33aa. 4or+ Place "e%e"s to the o%%ice. p"e$ises and wo"k site whe"e wo"ke"s a"e 34 habit*all! e$plo!ed and shall incl*de the o%%ice o" place whe"e wo"ke"s. with no 2
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%i2ed o" de%inite wo"k site. "e#*la"l! "epo"t %o" assi#n$ent in the co*"se o% thei" e$plo!$ent.

3 SEC# -# Phili##ine 0ational AIDS Council. - The Philippine National AI S 44o*ncil ,PNA4-. he"eina%te" "e%e""ed to as the 4o*ncil. established *nde" Section <= o% 5R.A. 97'< othe"wise known as the “Philippine AI S P"evention and 4ont"ol Act o% 6(>>9). shall be "econstit*ted and st"en#thened to ens*"e the i$ple$entation o% the 7co*nt"!5s "esponse to the HIV and AI S epide$ic. The 4o*ncil shall be the cent"al 8polic!-$akin#. plannin#. i$ple$entin#. coo"dinatin# and adviso"! bod! %o" Philippine 9National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$. It shall be an a#enc! attached to the epa"t$ent o% 10Health. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 SEC# +# )unctions of the P0AC. %*nctions: (. &. =. <. The 4o*ncil shall pe"%o"$ the %ollowin#

evelop the National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$ in collabo"ation with "elevant #ove"n$ent a#encies and civil societ! o"#ani1ations6 /ns*"e the ope"ationali1ation and i$ple$entation o% the National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$6 4oo"dinate with #ove"n$ent a#encies that a"e $andated to i$ple$ent the p"ovisions o% this Act6 evelop. en%o"ce. and;o" ens*"e the i$ple$entation o% the #*idelines and policies that a"e stip*lated in this Act. incl*din# othe" policies that $a! be necessa"! to i$ple$ent the National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$6 ?onito" the p"o#"ess o% the epide$ic6 ?onito" the i$ple$entation o% the National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$. *nde"take $id-te"$ assess$ents and eval*ate its i$pact. and cond*ct ann*al "epo"tin# to 4on#"ess6 St"en#then the collabo"ation between #ove"n$ent a#encies and civil societ! o"#ani1ations involved in the i$ple$entation o% the National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$. incl*din# the delive"! o% HIV and AI S "elated se"vices6 8"#ani1e itsel% to enhance the e%%icienc! o% the $*lti-a#enc! and $*ltisecto"al st"*ct*"e6 ?obili1e do$estic and inte"national so*"ces o% %*nd to %inance the National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$6

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('. 4oo"dinate and coope"ate with %o"ei#n and inte"national o"#ani1ations "e#a"din# %*ndin#. data collection. "esea"ch. and p"evention and t"eat$ent $odalities on HIV and AI S6 and ((. Reco$$end polic! "e%o"$s to 4on#"ess. 8H and othe" #ove"n$ent a#encies to st"en#then the co*nt"!5s "esponse to the epide$ic.

6 Sec. 5. 1em"ershi# and Com#osition . : a- The 4o*ncil shall be co$posed o% 7twent!-si2 ,&@- $e$be"s as %ollows: 8 (. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% Health6 9 &. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% /d*cation6 10 =. The 4hai"pe"son o% the 4o$$ission on Hi#he" /d*cation6 11 <. The i"ecto"-Bene"al o% the Technical /d*cation and Skills evelop$ent 12 A*tho"it!6 13 7. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% Cabo" and /$plo!$ent6 14 @. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% Social Del%a"e and evelop$ent6 15 A. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% the Inte"io" and Cocal Bove"n$ent6 16 9. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% E*stice6 17 >. The i"ecto"-Bene"al o% the National /cono$ic and evelop$ent 18 A*tho"it!6 19 ('. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% To*"is$6 20 ((. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% F*d#et and ?ana#e$ent6 21 (&. The Sec"eta"! o% the epa"t$ent o% 0o"ei#n A%%ai"s6 22 (=. The Head o% the Philippine In%o"$ation A#enc!6 23 (<. The P"esident o% the Cea#*e o% Bove"no"s6 24 (7. The P"esident o% the Cea#*e o% 4it! ?a!o"s6 25 (@. The 4hai"pe"son o% the 4o$$ittee on Health o% the Senate6 26 (A. The 4hai"pe"son o% the 4o$$ittee on Health o% the Ho*se o% 27 Rep"esentatives6 28 (9. Two ,&- "ep"esentatives %"o$ o"#ani1ations o% $edical;health p"o%essionals6 29 (>. Si2 ,@- "ep"esentatives %"o$ non-#ove"n$ent o"#ani1ations involved in HIV 30 and AI S p"evention and cont"ol e%%o"ts o" activities6 and 31 &'. A "ep"esentative o% an o"#ani1ation o% pe"sons livin# with HIV. 32b- The heads o% #ove"n$ent a#encies $a! be "ep"esented b! an o%%icial %"o$ thei" 33 "espective a#encies with a "ank not lowe" than an Gnde"sec"eta"!6 34c- The p"esence o% the 4hai"pe"son o" the Vice 4hai"pe"son o% the 4o*ncil. and at least 35 seven ,A- othe" 4o*ncil $e$be"s and;o" pe"$anent alte"nates shall constit*te a 36 +*o"*$ to do b*siness. and a $a3o"it! vote o% those p"esent shall be s*%%icient to 37 pass "esol*tions o" "ende" decisions6

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1d- To the #"eatest e2tent possible. appoint$ent to the 4o*ncil $*st ens*"e s*%%icient 2 and disce"nible "ep"esentation %"o$ the %ields o% $edicine. ed*cation. health ca"e. 3 law. labo". ethics and social se"vices6 4e- The $e$be"s o% the 4o*ncil shall be appointed not late" than thi"t! ,='- da!s a%te" 5 the date o% the enact$ent o% this Act6 6%- The Sec"eta"! o% Health shall be the pe"$anent 4hai"pe"son o% the 4o*ncil. Howeve". 7 the Vice-4hai"pe"son shall be elected %"o$ a$on# the $e$be"s. and shall se"ve %o" 8 a te"$ o% two ,&- !ea"s6 and 9#- ?e$be"s "ep"esentin# $edical o" health p"o%essional #"o*ps and the si2 ,@- non10 #ove"n$ent o"#ani1ations shall se"ve %o" a te"$ o% two ,&- !ea"s. "enewable *pon 11 "eco$$endation o% the 4o*ncil %o" a $a2i$*$ o% two ,&- consec*tive te"$s. 12 Sec. 6. Secretariat# - The PNA4 shall be s*ppo"ted b! a Sec"eta"iat consistin# 13o% pe"sonnel with the necessa"! technical e2pe"tise and capabilit! who shall be 14con%e""ed pe"$anent appoint$ents. s*b3ect to 4ivil Se"vice "*les and "e#*lations. It 15shall be headed b! an /2ec*tive i"ecto" who shall be *nde" the di"ect s*pe"vision o% 16the 4hai"pe"son o% the 4o*ncil. 17The Sec"eta"iat shall pe"%o"$ the %ollowin# %*nctions: 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 2
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(. 4oo"dinate and $ana#e the da!-to-da! a%%ai" o% the 4o*ncil6 &. Assist in the the %o"$*lation. $onito"in#. and eval*ation o% the National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$s and policies6 =. P"ovide technical assistance. s*ppo"t. and adviso"! se"vices to the 4o*ncil and its e2te"nal pa"tne"s6 <. Assist the 4o*ncil in identi%!in# and b*ildin# inte"nal and e2te"nal netwo"ks and pa"tne"ships6 7. 4oo"dinate and s*ppo"t the e%%o"ts o% the 4o*ncil and its $e$be"s to $obili1e "eso*"ces6 @. Se"ve as the clea"in# ho*se and "eposito"! o% HIV and AI S-"elated in%o"$ation6 A. isse$inate *pdated. acc*"ate. "elevant. and co$p"ehensive in%o"$ation abo*t the epide$ic to 4o*ncil $e$be"s. polic! $ake"s. and the $edia6

9. P"ovide ad$inist"ative s*ppo"t to the 4o*ncil6 and >. Pe"%o"$ othe" %*nctions as $a! be p"ovided b! the 4o*ncil. 7

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1 SEC# *# $I% Prevention. - The #ove"n$ent shall p"o$ote and adopt a "an#e o% 2$eas*"es and inte"ventions. in pa"tne"ship with civil societ! o"#ani1ations. that ai$ to 3p"event. halt. o" cont"ol the sp"ead o% HIV. especiall! a$on# ke! pop*lations and 4v*lne"able co$$*nities. These $eas*"es shall likewise p"o$ote the "i#hts. wel%a"e. 5and pa"ticipation o% pe"sons livin# with HIV and the a%%ected child"en. !o*n# people. 6%a$ilies and pa"tne"s o% pe"sons livin# with HIV. 7a. 8 9 10 11 12 13 Evidence-Informed !ender Sensitive "ge-"ppropriate and Human Rights-Based Preventive #easures : The HIV and AI S p"evention p"o#"a$s shall be based on *p-to-date evidence and scienti%ic st"ate#ies and shall be a#e-app"op"iate. The #ove"n$ent shall the"e%o"e activel! p"o$ote sa%e" se2 behavio". especiall! a$on# ke! pop*lations6 sa%e" p"actices that "ed*ce "isk o% HIV in%ection6 access to t"eat$ent6 consistent se2*al abstinence and se2*al %idelit!6 and consistent and co""ect condo$ *se.

14b. HI$ and "I%S Education as a Right to Health and Information : HIV and AI S 15 ed*cation and in%o"$ation disse$ination shall %o"$ pa"t o% the "i#ht to health. The 16 knowled#e and capabilities o% all p*blic health p"actitione"s. wo"ke"s and pe"sonnel 17 shall be enhanced to incl*de skills %o" p"ope" in%o"$ation disse$ination and 18 ed*cation on HIV and AI S. It shall likewise be conside"ed a civic d*t! o% health 19 p"ovide"s in the p"ivate secto" to $ake available to the p*blic s*ch in%o"$ation 20 necessa"! to cont"ol the sp"ead o% HIV and AI S and to co""ect co$$on 21 $isconceptions abo*t the disease. The t"ainin# o% health wo"ke"s shall incl*de 22 disc*ssions on HIV-"elated ethical iss*es s*ch as con%identialit!. in%o"$ed consent 23 and the d*t! to p"ovide t"eat$ent. 24c. 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 2
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HI$ and "I%S Education and Information . - The State shall ed*cate the p*blic. especiall! the ke! pop*lations and v*lne"able co$$*nities. on HIV and AI S and othe" se2*all! t"ans$itted in%ections. with the #oal o% "ed*cin# "isk! behavio". lowe"in# v*lne"abilities. and p"o$otin# the h*$an "i#hts o% pe"sons livin# with HIV. (. HI$ and "I%S Education for &ey Populations and $ulnerable Communities . To ens*"e that HIV se"vices "each pop*lations at hi#he" "isk. the State. th"o*#h the PNA4 and in collabo"ation with HIV and AI S civil societ! o"#ani1ations. shall s*ppo"t and p"ovide %*ndin# %o" HIV and AI S ed*cation p"o#"a$s. s*ch as pee" ed*cation. o*t"each activities and co$$*nit!-based "esea"ch. The PNA4 shall likewise c"a%t the #*idelines %o" pee" ed*cation and o*t"each activities which $a! be *nde"taken in va"io*s settin#s incl*din# labo"ato"!-based activities. &. "ge-"ppropriate HI$ and "I%S Education in Schools. : Gsin# o%%icial in%o"$ation and data %"o$ the PNA4. the epa"t$ent o% /d*cation , ep/d-. the 4o$$ission on Hi#he" /d*cation ,4H/ -. and the Technical /d*cation and Skills evelop$ent A*tho"it! ,T/S A- shall inte#"ate basic and a#eapp"op"iate inst"*ction on the ca*ses. $odes o% t"ans$ission and wa!s o% 8

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p"eventin# the sp"ead o% HIV and AI S and othe" se2*all! t"ans$itted in%ections in s*b3ects ta*#ht in p*blic and p"ivate schools at inte"$ediate #"ades. seconda"! and te"tia"! levels. incl*din# non-%o"$al and indi#eno*s lea"nin# s!ste$s. The lea"nin# $od*les shall incl*de in%o"$ation on t"eat$ent. ca"e and s*ppo"t to p"o$ote sti#$a "ed*ction. The lea"nin# $od*les that shall be developed to i$ple$ent this p"ovision shall be done in coo"dination with the PNA4 and stakeholde"s in the ed*cation secto". Re%e""al $echanis$s. incl*din# b*t not li$ited to. the SD Re%e""al S!ste$. shall be incl*ded in the $od*les %o" ke! pop*lations and v*lne"able co$$*nities. All teache"s and inst"*cto"s to be assi#ned to handle these lea"nin# $od*les shall be "e+*i"ed to *nde"#o se$ina"s o" t"ainin#s on HIV and AI S p"evention that shall be s*pe"vised b! the PNA4 in coo"dination with conce"ned a#encies. =. HI$ and "I%S Education in the 'or(place. - All p*blic and p"ivate e$plo!ees. wo"ke"s. $ana#e"s. and s*pe"viso"s. incl*din# $e$be"s o% the A"$ed 0o"ces o% the Philippines ,A0P- and the Philippine National Police ,PNP-. shall be p"ovided with standa"di1ed basic in%o"$ation and inst"*ction on HIV and AI S. incl*din# topics on con%identialit! in the wo"kplace and "ed*ction o" eli$ination o% sti#$a and disc"i$ination. The epa"t$ent o% Cabo" and /$plo!$ent , 8C/- %o" the p"ivate secto" and the 4ivil Se"vice 4o$$ission ,4S4- %o" the p*blic secto" shall i$ple$ent this p"ovision. The 8C/ and the 4S4 shall ens*"e that the HIV and AI S ed*cation p"o#"a$ in the wo"kplace is ind*st"! o" secto"-app"op"iate and shall ens*"e the %*ll pa"ticipation o% e$plo!e"s and wo"ke"s in desi#nin# the content o% the p"o#"a$. Re%e""al $echanis$s %o" ke! pop*lations and v*lne"able co$$*nities shall also be developed and instit*ted b! the 8C/ and the 4S4 in coo"dination with the PNA4. <. HI$ and "I%S Education for )ilipinos !oing "broad. : In coo"dination with the PNA4. the epa"t$ent o% 0o"ei#n A%%ai"s , 0A- and the 8C/ shall ens*"e that all ove"seas 0ilipino wo"ke"s. incl*din# diplo$atic. $ilita"!. t"ade. labo" o%%icials. pe"sonnel and thei" %a$ilies to be assi#ned ove"seas. shall *nde"#o o" attend a se$ina" on HIV and AI S and shall be p"ovided with in%o"$ation on how to access on-site HIV-"elated se"vices and %acilities be%o"e ce"ti%ication %o" ove"seas assi#n$ent. 7. HI$ and "I%S Education in Communities - The ICB. Cea#*e o% Bove"no"s and Cea#*e o% ?a!o"s. th"o*#h the Cocal HIV and AI S 4o*ncil ,CA4- o" the Cocal Health Foa"d and in coo"dination with the PNA4. local #ove"n$ents 9

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shall cond*ct p*blic awa"eness ca$pai#ns on HIV and AI S and shall ed*cate local co$$*nities. th"o*#h va"io*s channels. on evidence-based. #ende"-sensitive. a#e-app"op"iate and h*$an "i#hts-o"iented p"evention tools to stop the sp"ead o% HIV. 0o" these p*"poses. the CBGs a"e he"eb! a*tho"i1ed to *tili1e the Bende" and evelop$ent ,BA - 0*nds %o" HIV and AI S ed*cation in co$$*nities. In coo"dination with the epa"t$ent o% Social Del%a"e and evelop$ent. local #ove"n$ents shall also cond*ct a#e-app"op"iate HIV and AI S ed*cation %o" o*t-o%-school !o*ths. @. Information for *ourists and *ransients - /d*cational $ate"ials on the ca*se. $odes o% t"ans$ission. p"evention. and conse+*ences o% HIV in%ection shall be ade+*atel! p"ovided at all inte"national po"ts o% ent"! and e2it. The epa"t$ent o% To*"is$ , 8T-. the 0A. and the F*"ea* o% I$$i#"ation ,FI-. in coo"dination with the PNA4 stakeholde"s in the to*"is$ ind*st"!. shall lead the i$ple$entation o% this p"ovision.

16d. HI$ Counseling and HI$ *esting. - The State shall ens*"e that HIV testin# is 17 vol*nta"! and con%idential. All HIV testin# %acilities shall be "e+*i"ed to p"ovide %"ee 18 HIV co*nselin# to individ*als who wish to avail o% HIV testin# and co*nselin# which 19 shall likewise be con%idential. To i$ple$ent this p"ovision: 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 2
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pe"sons livin# with HIV6 ,ii- the establish$ent and en%o"ce$ent o% "i#hts-based $echanis$s to enco*"a#e newl! tested HIV-positive individ*als to cond*ct se2*al contact t"acin# and to p"o$ote HIV stat*s disclos*"e to se2*al pa"tne"s6 ,iii- the establish$ent o% standa"d p"eca*tiona"! $eas*"es in p*blic and p"ivate health %acilities6 ,iv- the accessibilit! o% anti-"et"ovi"al t"eat$ent. $ana#e$ent o% oppo"t*nistic in%ections. and health se"vices "elated to se2*all! t"ans$itted in%ections6 and ,v- the $obili1ation o% co$$*nities o% pe"sons livin# with HIV. %o" p*blic awa"eness ca$pai#ns and sti#$a "ed*ction activities. The en%o"ce$ent o% this p"ovision shall not lead to o" "es*lt in the disc"i$ination o" violation o% the "i#hts o% pe"sons livin# with HIV. %. Preventing #other-to-Child HI$ *ransmission - The 8H shall establish a p"o#"a$ to p"event $othe"-to-child HIV t"ans$ission that shall be inte#"ated in its $ate"nal and child health se"vices. #. Standard Precaution. : The 8H shall establish #*idelines on donation o% blood. tiss*e o" o"#an. s*"#ical and othe" si$ila" p"oced*"es based on the %ollowin# p"inciples: (. onation o% tiss*e o" o"#ans. whethe" #"at*ito*s o" one"o*s. shall be accepted b! a labo"ato"! o" instit*tion onl! a%te" a sa$ple %"o$ the donee has tested ne#ative %o" HIV. All donated blood shall also be s*b3ected to HIV testin#. HIV positive blood shall be disposed o% p"ope"l! and i$$ediatel!. A second testin# $a! be de$anded as a $atte" o% "i#ht b! the blood. tiss*e. o" o"#an "ecipient o" his i$$ediate "elatives be%o"e t"ans%*sion o" t"ansplant. e2cept d*"in# e$e"#enc! cases. onations o% blood. tiss*e. o" o"#an tested positive %o" HIV $a! be accepted %o" "esea"ch p*"poses onl!. and s*b3ect to st"ict sanita"! disposal "e+*i"e$ents. &. The 8H. in cons*ltation with conce"ned p"o%essional o"#ani1ations and hospital associations. shall iss*e #*idelines on p"eca*tions a#ainst HIV t"ans$ission d*"in# s*"#ical. dental. e$bal$in#. tattooin# o" si$ila" p"oced*"es and #*idelines on the handlin# and disposition o% cadave"s. bod! %l*ids o" wastes o% pe"sons known o" believed to be HIV positive. The necessa"! p"otective e+*ip$ent s*ch as #loves. #o##les and #owns shall be $ade available to all ph!sicians and health ca"e p"ovide"s and si$ila"l! e2posed pe"sonnel at all ti$es. SEC# 2#Treatment7 Care and Su##ort for Persons /ivin 3ith $I% and AIDS.

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pe"sons livin# with HIV who a"e en"olled in the p"o#"a$. It shall likewise establish o" acc"edit p*blic and p"ivate t"eat$ent h*bs and shall have the a*tho"it! to develop #*idelines on the p"ovision o% anti-"et"ovi"als. Health Insurance. - The Philippine National Health Ins*"ance 4o"po"ation ,PHICH/ACTH- shall develop an ins*"ance packa#e %o" pe"sons livin# with HIV that shall incl*de cove"a#e %o" in-patient and o*t-patient $edical and dia#nostic se"vices. incl*din# $edication and t"eat$ent. The PHICH/ACTH shall en%o"ce con%identialit! in the p"ovision o% these packa#es to pe"sons livin# with HIV. No pe"son livin# with HIV shall be denied o% p"ivate health and li%e ins*"ance cove"a#e on the basis o% the pe"son5s HIV stat*s. The Ins*"ance 4o$$ission shall i$ple$ent this p"ovision and shall develop the necessa"! policies to ens*"e co$pliance. Economic Empo,erment and Support - Pe"sons livin# with HIV shall not be dep"ived o% an! e$plo!$ent. livelihood. $ic"o-%inance. sel%-help. and coope"ative p"o#"a$s b! "eason o% thei" HIV stat*s. The 8C/. and the SD . in coo"dination with the T/S A and with local #ove"n$ent *nits. shall develop p"o#"a$s to ens*"e econo$ic e$powe"$ent and p"ovide econo$ic s*ppo"t to pe"sons livin# with HIV. Care and Support for Persons -iving ,ith HI$. - The SD shall develop ca"e and s*ppo"t p"o#"a$s %o" pe"sons livin# with HIV. which shall incl*de pee"-led co*nselin# and s*ppo"t. social p"otection. wel%a"e assistance. and $echanis$s %o" case $ana#e$ent. These p"o#"a$s shall incl*de ca"e and s*ppo"t %o" the a%%ected child"en. %a$ilies and pa"tne"s o% pe"sons livin# with HIV. Care and Support for .verseas 'or(ers -iving ,ith HI$ . - The 8ve"seas Do"ke"s Del%a"e Ad$inist"ation ,8DDA-. in coo"dination with the SD and the 0A. shall develop a p"o#"a$ to p"ovide a sti#$a-%"ee co$p"ehensive "einte#"ation. ca"e and s*ppo"t p"o#"a$. incl*din# econo$ic. social and $edical s*ppo"t. %o" ove"seas wo"ke"s who have been "epat"iated o" a"e abo*t to be "epat"iated d*e to thei" HIV stat*s.

29 SEC# 1,# Sti ma (eduction and $uman (i hts. / The co*nt"!5s "esponse to 30the HIV and AI S pheno$ena shall be ancho"ed on the p"inciples o% h*$an "i#hts and 31h*$an di#nit!. and p*blic health conce"ns shall be ali#ned with the %ollowin# 32inte"nationall!- "eco#ni1ed h*$an "i#hts inst"*$ents and standa"ds: 33a. 34 35 36 37 38 39 2
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In keepin# with the p"inciple o% “evolving capacities of the child0 as de%ined in Section = ,#- o% this Act. HIV testin# and co*nselin# shall be $ade available to a child *nde" the %ollowin# conditions: (. The child. who is above the a#e o% %i%teen ,(7- !ea"s b*t below ei#hteen ,(9!ea"s. e2p"esses the intention to s*b$it to HIV testin# and co*nselin# and othe" "elated se"vices6 &. Reasonable e%%o"ts we"e *nde"taken to locate. p"ovide co*nselin# to. and to obtain the consent o%. the pa"ents. b*t the pa"ents a"e absent o" cannot be located. o" othe"wise "e%*se to #ive thei" consent6 =. P"ope" co*nselin# shall be cond*cted b! a social wo"ke". health ca"e p"ovide" o" othe" health ca"e p"o%essional. acc"edited b! the 8H o" SD 6 and <. The licensed social wo"ke". health ca"e p"ovide" o" othe" health ca"e p"o%essional shall dete"$ine that the child is 1at higher ris( of HI$ e2posure 0 as de%ined in Section = ,o- o% this Act. and that the cond*ct o% the testin# and co*nselin# is in the child5s best inte"est and wel%a"e.

16 b. Compulsory HI$ *esting - 4o$p*lso"! HIV testin# shall be allowed onl! in the 17 %ollowin# instances: 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30c. 31 32 33 34 (. A pe"son is cha"#ed with an! o% the o%%enses p*nishable *nde" A"ticles &@<. &@@. ==7 and ==9 o% the Revised Penal 4ode. as a$ended b! Rep*blic Act No. 9=7=. othe"wise known as the Anti-Rape Caw o% (>>A6 &. The dete"$ination o% HIV stat*s is necessa"! to "esolve the "elevant iss*es *nde" the 0a$il! 4ode6 =. To co$pl! with the p"ovisions o% Rep*blic Act No. A(A'. also known as the “8"#an onation Act o% (>>() 6 <. To co$pl! with the p"ovisions o% Rep*blic Act No. AA(>. othe"wise known as the “National Flood Se"vices Act o% (>><)6 and 7. P"e-s*"#ical sc"eenin# test as a p"eca*tion a#ainst t"ans$ission o% bloodbo"ne in%ection. Stigma-)ree HI$ and "I%S Services - The PNA4. in coope"ation with p*blic and p"ivate HIV and AI S se"vice p"ovide"s and civil societ! o"#ani1ations. and in collabo"ation with the 4o$$ission on H*$an Ri#hts. shall ens*"e the delive"! o% sti#$a-%"ee HIV and AI S se"vices b! #ove"n$ent and p"ivate HIV and AI S se"vice p"ovide"s.

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1d. *esting of .rgan %onation - Caw%*l consent to HIV testin# o% a donated h*$an bod!. 2 o"#an. tiss*e o" blood shall be conside"ed as havin# been #iven when: 3 4 5 6 7 (. A pe"son vol*ntee"s o" %"eel! a#"ees to donate his o" he" blood. o"#an. o" tiss*e %o" t"ans%*sion. t"ansplantation. o" "esea"ch6 &. A pe"son has e2ec*ted a le#ac! in acco"dance with Sec. = o% Rep*blic Act No. A(A'6 and =. A donation is e2ec*ted in acco"dance with Sec. < o% Rep*blic Act No. A(A'.

8e. HI$ "nti-Body *esting for Pregnant 'omen : A health ca"e p"ovide" who o%%e"s p"e9 natal $edical ca"e shall $ake a non-$andato"! HIV anti-bod! testin# available %o" 10 p"e#nant wo$en p"acticin# hi#h "isk behavio" o" a"e v*lne"able to HIV. The 8H 11 shall p"ovide the necessa"! #*idelines %o" health ca"e p"ovide"s in the cond*ct o% the 12 sc"eenin# p"oced*"e. 13%. Redress #echanism. - The epa"t$ent o% E*stice and the 4o$$ission on H*$an 14 Ri#hts shall take the lead in developin# "ed"ess $echanis$s %o" pe"sons livin# with 15 HIV to ens*"e that thei" civil. political. econo$ic and social "i#hts a"e p"otected. 16#. "cts of %iscrimination. - The %ollowin# disc"i$inato"! acts shall be p"ohibited: 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 2
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&. Re%*sal o% ad$ission. e2p*lsion. se#"e#ation. i$position o% ha"she" disciplina"! actions. o" denial o% se"vices o" bene%its. o% a st*dent o" p"ospective st*dent solel! o" pa"tiall! on the basis o% act*al. pe"ceived o" s*spected HIV stat*s6 =. Rest"ictions on t"avel within the Philippines. "e%*sal o% law%*l ent"! to the Philippine te""ito"!. depo"tation %"o$ the Philippines. o" the +*a"antine o" en%o"ced isolation o% t"avele"s solel! o" pa"tiall! act*al. pe"ceived o" s*spected HIV stat*s6 <. Rest"ictions on ho*sin# o" lod#in# solel! o" pa"tiall! on the basis o% act*al. pe"ceived o" s*spected HIV stat*s6 7. P"ohibitions on the "i#ht to seek an elective o" appointive p*blic o%%ice solel! o" pa"tiall! on the basis o% act*al. pe"ceived o" s*spected HIV stat*s6 @. /2cl*sion %"o$ health. accident. o" li%e ins*"ance. c"edit and loan se"vices. incl*din# the e2tension o% s*ch loan o" ins*"ance %acilities. o% an individ*al 14

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solel! o" pa"tiall! on the basis o% act*al. pe"ceived o" s*spected HIV stat*s: Provided That the pe"son livin# with HIV has not $is"ep"esented the %act to the ins*"ance co$pan! o" loan o" c"edit se"vice p"ovide" *pon application6 enial o% health se"vices. o" be cha"#ed with hi#he" %ee. on the basis o% act*al. pe"ceived o" s*spected HIV stat*s6 enial o% b*"ial se"vices %o" a deceased pe"son who had HIV and AI S o" who was known. s*spected o" pe"ceived to be HIV positive6 and

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9 SEC# 11# Immunity for $I% &ducators7 /icensed Social 4or+ers7 and other 10$I% and AIDS Service Providers. - An! pe"son involved in the p"ovision o% HIV and 11AI S se"vices incl*din# pee" ed*cato"s shall be i$$*ne %"o$ s*it. a""est. o" 12p"osec*tion. and %"o$ civil. c"i$inal o" ad$inist"ative liabilit!. on the basis o% thei" 13delive"! o% s*ch se"vices in Section 9 he"eo%. o" in "elation to the le#iti$ate e2e"cise o% 14p"otective c*stod! o% child"en. wheneve" applicable. The epa"t$ent o% E*stice , 8E-. 15the ICB and the PNP. in coo"dination with the PNA4. shall develop the $echanis$ %o" 16the i$ple$entation o% this p"ovision. 17 SEC# 15 Confidentiality# - The State shall #*a"antee the con%identialit! and 18p"ivac! o% an! individ*al who has been tested %o" HIV. has been e2posed to HIV. has 19HIV in%ection o" HIV and AI S-"elated illnesses. o" has been t"eated %o" HIV-"elated 20illnesses. 21a. Confidential HI$ and "I%S Information - Gnless othe"wise p"ovided in Section (& ,c22 o% this Act. it shall be *nlaw%*l to disclose. witho*t w"itten consent. in%o"$ation that a 23 pe"son: 24 (. Had an HIV-"elated test6 25 &. Has HIV in%ection. HIV-"elated illnesses. o" AI S6 o" 26 =. Has been e2posed to HIV. 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 The p"ohibition shall appl! to an! pe"son. nat*"al o" 3*"idical. whose wo"k o" %*nction involves the i$ple$entation o% this Act o" the delive"! o% HIV-"elated se"vices. incl*din# those who handle o" have access to pe"sonal data o" in%o"$ation in the wo"kplace. and who. p*"s*ant to the "eceipt o% the "e+*i"ed w"itten consent %"o$ the s*b3ect o% con%idential HIV and AI S in%o"$ation. have s*bse+*entl! been #"anted access to the sa$e con%idential in%o"$ation. It shall be *nlaw%*l %o" an! edito". p*blishe". and "epo"te" o" col*$nist in case o% p"inted $ate"ials. anno*nce" o" p"od*ce" in case o% television and "adio b"oadcastin#. p"od*ce" and di"ecto" o% the %il$ in case o% the $ovie ind*st"!. to disclose the na$e. pict*"e. o" an! in%o"$ation that wo*ld "easonabl! identi%! an! pe"son livin# with HIV o" AI S. o" an! con%idential HIV and AI S in%o"$ation. witho*t the p"io" w"itten consent o% thei" s*b3ect.

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1b. Release of HI$ *esting and HI$-Related *est Result . - The "es*lt o% an! HIV testin# 2 o" HIV-"elated testin# shall be "eleased onl! to the individ*al who s*b$itted to the 3 test. o" the spo*se. *pon "eceipt o% post-test co*nselin#. i% applicable. I% the patient is 4 a $ino". an o"phan. o" is $entall! incapacitated. the "es*lt $a! be "eleased to eithe" 5 o% the patient5s pa"ents. le#al #*a"dian. o" a d*l! assi#ned social wo"ke". whicheve" is 6 applicable. 7c. E2emptions. - 4on%idential HIV and AI S in%o"$ation $a! be "eleased b! HIV testin# 8 %acilities witho*t w"itten consent on the %ollowin# #"o*nds: 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 (. Dhen co$pl!in# with the "epo"to"ial "e+*i"e$ents o% the national active and passive s*"veillance s!ste$ o% the 8H: Provided That the in%o"$ation "elated to a pe"son5s identit! shall "e$ain con%idential6 &. Dhen in%o"$in# othe" health wo"ke"s di"ectl! involved in the t"eat$ent o" ca"e o% a pe"son livin# with HIV: Provided. That s*ch wo"ke"s shall be "e+*i"ed to pe"%o"$ the d*t! o% sha"ed $edical con%identialit!6 =. Dhen "espondin# to a s*bpoena d*ces tec*$ and s*bpoena ad testi%icand*$ iss*ed b! a 4o*"t with 3*"isdiction ove" a le#al p"oceedin# whe"e the $ain iss*e is the HIV stat*s o% an individ*al: Provided. That the con%idential $edical "eco"d. a%te" havin# been ve"i%ied %o" acc*"ac! b! the head o% the o%%ice o" depa"t$ent. shall be p"ope"l! sealed b! its law%*l c*stodian. hand delive"ed to the 4o*"t. and pe"sonall! opened b! the 3*d#e: Provided further. That the 3*dicial p"oceedin#s shall be held in e2ec*tive session.

22d. %isclosure to Se2ual Partners. - An! pe"son who. a%te" havin# been tested. is %o*nd 23 to be in%ected with the HIV vi"*s. is obli#ed to disclose this health condition to the 24 spo*se o" se2*al pa"tne" p"io" to en#a#in# in penet"ative se2 o" an! potential 25 e2pos*"e to HIV. A pe"son livin# with HIV $a! opt to seek help %"o$ $edical 26 p"o%essionals. health wo"ke"s. o" pee" ed*cato"s to s*ppo"t hi$ in disclosin# this 27 health condition to one5s pa"tne" o" spo*se. 28e. Civil -iability - An! pe"son who has obtained knowled#e o% con%idential HIV and AI S 29 in%o"$ation and has *sed s*ch in%o"$ation to $ali#n o" ca*se da$a#e. in3*"!. o" loss 30 to anothe" pe"son $a! %ace liabilit! *nde" A"ticles (>. &'. &(. and &@ o% the 4ivil 31 4ode. 32 SEC# 16# 0ational $I% and AIDS Pro ram# - A si2-!ea" National HIV and AI S 33P"o#"a$ shall be %o"$*lated and pe"iodicall! *pdated b! PNA4. The P"o#"a$ shall 34co$p"ise o% the %ollowin#: a-. the co*nt"!5s ta"#ets and st"ate#ies in add"essin# the 35epide$ic6 b- the p"evention. t"eat$ent. ca"e and s*ppo"t. and othe" co$ponents o% the 36co*nt"! "esponse6 c- the %ive-!ea" ope"ationali1ation o% the p"o#"a$ and the 37identi%ication o% the #ove"n$ent a#encies that shall i$ple$ent the p"o#"a$ %"o$ the 38national to the local levels6 and d- the b*d#eta"! "e+*i"e$ents and a co"olla"! 39invest$ent plan that shall identi%! the so*"ces o% %*nds %o" its i$ple$entation. 2
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1 SEC# 1-# 0ational $I% and AIDS and STI Prevention and Control Pro ram of 2the De#artment of $ealth - The National HIV and AI S and STI P"evention and 34ont"ol P"o#"a$ ,NASP4P- o% the epa"t$ent o% Health. which shall be sta%%ed b! 4+*ali%ied $edical specialist and s*ppo"t pe"sonnel with pe"$anent appoint$ents. shall 5coo"dinate with PNA4 %o" the i$ple$entation o% the health secto"5s HIV and AI S and 6STI "esponse. as identi%ied in the National HIV and AI S P"o#"a$. 7 SEC# 1+# $I% and AIDS 1onitorin and &valuation # : The 8H shall establish 8a co$p"ehensive HIV and AI S $onito"in# and eval*ation p"o#"a$ that shall se"ve the 9%ollowin# p*"poses: 10a. ete"$ine and $onito" the $a#nit*de and p"o#"ession o% HIV and AI S in the 11 Philippines to help the national "esponse dete"$ine the e%%icac! and ade+*ac! o% HIV 12 p"evention and t"eat$ent p"o#"a$s6 13b. Receive. collate. p"ocess. and eval*ate all HIV and AI S-"elated $edical "epo"ts 14 %"o$ all hospitals. clinics. labo"ato"ies and testin# cente"s. incl*din# HIV-"elated 15 deaths and all "elevant data %"o$ p*blic and p"ivate hospitals. va"io*s databanks o" 16 in%o"$ation s!ste$s: Provided. That it shall adopt a codin# s!ste$ that ens*"es 17 anon!$it! and con%identialit!6 and 18c. S*b$it an ann*al "epo"t to the 8%%ice o% the P"esident. 4on#"ess. and $e$be"s o% 19 the PNA4 the %indin#s o% its $onito"in# and eval*ation activities in co$pliance with 20 this $andate. 21 SEC# 17# 1isinformation on $I% and AIDS as a Prohi"ited Act # 22?isin%o"$ation on HIV and AI S th"o*#h %alse and $isleadin# adve"tisin# and clai$s. 23o" the p"o$otional $a"ketin# o% d"*#s. devices. a#ents o" p"oced*"es witho*t p"io" 24app"oval %"o$ the PNA4. and the 0ood and "*# A*tho"it! ,0 A- and the "e+*isite 25$edical and scienti%ic basis. incl*din# $a"kin#s and indications in d"*#s and devices o" 26a#ents. p*"po"tin# to be a c*"e o" a %ail-sa%e p"oph!lactic %o" HIV in%ection. shall be 27p"ohibited. 28 SEC# 18# Prohi"ition on the 8se of Condoms7 Other Safer Se, 29Para#hernalia7 and Sterile In9ectin &qui#ment as 2asis for (aids and Similar 30Police O#erations 9 It shall be *nlaw%*l to *se the p"esence o% *sed o" *n*sed 31condo$s. othe" sa%e" se2 pa"aphe"nalia and ste"ile in3ectin# e+*ip$ent to cond*ct "aids 32o" si$ila" police ope"ations in sites and ven*es o% HIV p"evention inte"ventions. 33The ICB and 8H. in coo"dination with the 34#*a"antee the i$ple$entation o% this p"ovision. F. shall establish a national polic! to

35 SEC# 1*# Penalties# - The %ollowin# penalties and sanctions shall be i$posed %o" 36the o%%enses en*$e"ated in this Act:

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An! pe"son %o*nd #*ilt! o% violatin# Section > ,b-6 Section (' ,b- 6 Section (' ,#-6 and Section (& ,a. b .c and e- o% this Act shall s*%%e" the penalt! o% i$p"ison$ent %o" si2 ,@- $onths to %ive ,7- !ea"s and;o" a %ine o% not less than 0i%t! Tho*sand Pesos ,P7'. '''.''- b*t not $o"e than 0ive H*nd"ed Tho*sand Pesos ,P7''.'''.''-. witho*t p"e3*dice to the i$position o% ad$inist"ative sanctions s*ch as %ines and s*spension o" "evocation o% the entit!5s b*siness pe"$it. license o" acc"editation o" the individ*al5s license to p"actice his o" he" p"o%ession.

8b. An! pe"son who co$$its an! act o% disc"i$ination as stip*lated in Section (' ,#- o% 9 this Act $a! %ace liabilit! *nde" A"ticles (>. &'. and &( o% the 4ivil 4ode. 10c. 11 12 13 14 15d. 16 17 18 19e. 20 21 22 23 24%. 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 An! pe"son %o*nd #*ilt! o% violatin# Section (( o% this Act shall s*%%e" the penalt! o% i$p"ison$ent %o" si2 ,@- $onths to %ive ,7- !ea"s and a %ine o% not less than 8ne H*nd"ed Tho*sand Pesos ,P(''.'''.''- b*t not $o"e than 0ive H*nd"ed Tho*sand Pesos ,P7''.'''.''-: P"ovided. That i% the violato" is a law en%o"ce" o" a p*blic o%%icial. ad$inist"ative sanctions $a! be i$posed in addition to the above penalties. An! pe"son %o*nd #*ilt! o% violatin# Section (@ o% this Act shall s*%%e" the penalt! o% i$p"ison$ent %o" two ,&- $onths to two ,&- !ea"s. witho*t p"e3*dice to the i$position o% ad$inist"ative sanctions s*ch as %ines and s*spension o" "evocation o% p"o%essional o" b*siness license. An! pe"son o" an! law en%o"ce" %o*nd #*ilt! o% violatin# Section (A o% this Act shall s*%%e" the penalt! o% i$p"ison$ent %o" one ,(- !ea" to %ive ,7- !ea"s and a %ine o% not less than 8ne H*nd"ed Tho*sand Pesos ,P(''.'''.''- b*t not $o"e than 0ive H*nd"ed Tho*sand Pesos ,P7''.'''.''-. Caw en%o"ce"s %o*nd #*ilt! o% violatin# this section shall be "e$oved %"o$ p*blic se"vice. An! pe"son who knowin#l! o" ne#li#entl! ca*ses anothe" to #et in%ected with HIV in the co*"se o% the p"actice o% one5s p"o%ession th"o*#h *nsa%e and *nsanita"! p"actice o" p"oced*"e is liable to s*%%e" a penalt! o% i$p"ison$ent %o" si2 ,@- !ea"s to twelve ,(&- !ea"s. witho*t p"e3*dice to the i$position o% ad$inist"ative sanctions s*ch as %ines and s*spension o" "evocation o% the license to p"actice one5s p"o%ession. The pe"$it o" license o% an! b*siness entit! and the acc"editation o% HIV testin# cente"s $a! be cancelled o" withd"awn i% said establish$ents %ail to $aintain s*ch sa%e p"actices and p"oced*"es as $a! be "e+*i"ed b! the #*idelines %o"$*lated in co$pliance with Section 9 ,#- ,&- o% this Act. The penalties collected p*"s*ant to this Section shall be deposited in the National T"eas*"! as inco$e o% the #ene"al %*nd.

35 SEC# 12# %uty of Employers Heads of !overnment .ffices Heads of Public 36and Private Schools or *raining Institutions and -ocal Chief E2ecutives. It shall be the 37d*t! o% p"ivate e$plo!e"s. heads o% the #ove"n$ent o%%ices. heads o% p"ivate and p*blic 38schools o" t"ainin# instit*tions. and local chie% e2ec*tives ove" all p"ivate establish$ents 39within thei" te""ito"ial 3*"isdiction. to p"event o" dete" acts o% disc"i$ination a#ainst 2
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1pe"sons livin# with HIV. and to p"ovide %o" p"oced*"es %o" the "esol*tion. settle$ent. o" 2p"osec*tion o% acts o% disc"i$ination. Towa"ds this end. the e$plo!e". head o% o%%ice o" 3local chie% e2ec*tive shall: 4a. P"o$*l#ate "*les and "e#*lations p"esc"ibin# the p"oced*"e %o" the investi#ation o% 5 disc"i$ination cases and the ad$inist"ative sanctions the"eo%6 6b. 4"eate a pe"$anent co$$ittee on the investi#ation o% disc"i$ination cases. The 7 co$$ittee shall cond*ct $eetin#s to inc"ease the knowled#e and *nde"standin# o% 8 HIV and AI S. and to p"event incidents o% disc"i$ination. It shall also cond*ct the 9 ad$inist"ative investi#ation o% alle#ed cases o% disc"i$ination. 10 SEC#5,# Con ressional Oversi ht Committee# - To ens*"e the e%%ective 11i$ple$entation o% this Act. a 4on#"essional 8ve"si#ht 4o$$ittee shall be established. 12he"eina%te" "e%e""ed to as the HIV and AI S 8ve"si#ht 4o$$ittee. that shall be 13co$posed o% th"ee $e$be"s ,=- %"o$ the Senate. who shall incl*de the 4hai"pe"son o% 14the Senate 4o$$ittee on Health and e$o#"aph!. and th"ee ,=- $e$be"s %"o$ the 15Ho*se o% Rep"esentatives. who shall incl*de the 4hai"pe"son o% the Ho*se 4o$$ittee 16on Health. The HIV and AI S 8ve"si#ht 4o$$ittee shall be 3ointl! chai"ed b! the 174hai"pe"sons o% the Senate 4o$$ittee on Health and e$o#"aph! and the Ho*se 184o$$ittee on Health. 19The ove"si#ht co$$ittee shall e2ist %o" a pe"iod not e2ceedin# th"ee ,=- !ea"s %"o$ the 20e%%ectivit! o% this Act. a%te" which the ove"si#ht %*nctions shall be *nde"taken b! the 214o$$ittee on Health and e$o#"aph! o% the Senate o% the Philippines and the 224o$$ittee on Health o% the Ho*se o% Rep"esentatives. 23 SEC# 51# A##ro#riations# - The initial a$o*nt necessa"! to i$ple$ent the 24p"ovisions o% this Act shall be cha"#ed a#ainst the c*""ent !ea"5s app"op"iation o% the 25Philippine National AI S 4o*ncil *nde" the epa"t$ent o% Health. The"ea%te". s*ch 26s*$s as $a!be necessa"! %o" the contin*ed i$ple$entation o% this Act shall be 27incl*ded in the Ann*al Bene"al App"op"iations Act. 28 SEC#55# Im#lementin (ules and (e ulations . - The Philippine National AI S 294o*ncil shall p"o$*l#ate the necessa"! i$ple$entin# "*les and "e#*lations within si2t! 30,@'- da!s %"o$ the e%%ectivit! o% this Act. 31 SEC# 56# Transitory Provision 9The pe"sonnel desi#nated b! the epa"t$ent o% 32Health as the Sec"eta"iat o% PNA4 *nde" Section <A o% RA 97'< shall be abso"bed as 33pe"$anent pe"sonnel to %*l%ill the Sec"eta"iat %*nctions stip*lated in this Act. 34 SEC# 5-# Se#ara"ility Clause. - An! po"tion o" p"ovision o% this Act that $a! be 35decla"ed *nconstit*tional o" invalid shall not have the e%%ect o% n*lli%!in# the othe" 36po"tions and p"ovisions he"eo% as lon# as s*ch "e$ainin# po"tion o" p"ovision can still 37s*bsist and be #iven e%%ect in thei" enti"et!. 2
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1 SEC# 5+# (e#ealin Clause# : Rep*blic Act No. 97'<. othe"wise known as the 2“Philippine AI S P"evention and 4ont"ol Act o% (>>9) and all dec"ees. e2ec*tive o"de"s. 3p"ocla$ations and ad$inist"ative "e#*lations o" pa"ts the"eo% inconsistent he"ewith a"e 4he"eb! "epealed. a$ended o" $odi%ied acco"din#l!. 5 SEC# 57# &ffectivity Clause# 9 This Act shall take e%%ect %i%teen ,(7- da!s a%te" its 6p*blication in an! national pape" o% #ene"al ci"c*lation. 7A##roved7

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