Ghana: New supportive, human rights-focused HIV law expected to pass soon

The Ghana AIDS Commission and its partners have drafted a new legal framework, HIV and the Law which is expected to be passed into law soon.  According to Ghana AIDS Commission’s Abu Mahama, the legal framework is to address issues bordering on HIV/AIDS and human rights, and it is also expected to protect those living with HIV/AIDS as well as those affected by the disease.

He said the Commission is also putting together a Stigma and Discrimination Strategy to reduce stigma and discrimination against People Living with HIV (PWHIV) in the country. Mr. Mahama further stated that the Ghana AIDS Commission is providing funds to government health facilities that provide Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) services to register PLHIV for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).