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By 2010, 71% of countries had discrimination laws against HIV/AIDS. How far have they gone to enforce and execute them in practice?
I know there are strict laws in India about discriminating against caste, and people are well aware of the consequences one may face if he/she discriminates against someone based on caste. The same holds true for other discrimination policies like gender, color etc.
It's a fact that caste, gender, color, motherland, mother language, religion one is born in, etc are things which one cannot choose. India has strict discrimination policies for these things.
But doesn't HIV/AIDs fall in a similar category, at the very least for children who are born with this virus? Why don't we have strict discrimination policies in this case? And if they exist then why haven't governments taken measures to raise awareness about these policies? Why do we still see these kids being discriminated against? Why do we still see their parents and families suffering?
According to USAIDS in 2010, 71% of countries have laws prohibiting discrimination against people living with HIV, where does India stand?