The draft law, which still needs to be harmonized with the version the House of Representatives passed in December , outlines a rights-based response to the epidemic. It lowers the age young people can be tested for HIV without parental consent from 18 to 15 years. It prohibits discrimination against people with HIV in the workplace and other settings. It makes it unlawful to disclose the HIV status of an individual without their consent. And it makes age-appropriate sex education in schools compulsory. In short, the draft law is a marked improvement over its antiquated predecessor.
Philippine AIDS Bill Silent on Condom Promotion | Human Rights Watch
We sought to determine HIV transmission risk when an HIV-positive partner takes antiretroviral therapy, has a suppressed viral load or uses condoms. We considered reviews and studies about absolute risk of sexual transmission of HIV between serodiscordant partners to be eligible for inclusion. We assigned risk categories according to potential for and evidence of HIV transmission. We identified 12 reviews. We selected 1 review to estimate risk of HIV transmission for condom use without antiretroviral therapy 1.