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Unlawful HIV and AIDS information confronted

in PHILIPPINES, 16/11/2013

As another Website surfaced shaming Filipino men by claiming to know their HIV status, it is worth stressing the Philippine National AIDS Council's advisory that stressed that “individuals or groups behind these activities blatantly disregarded rights to privacy of persons perceived, suspected or living with HIV.” It therefore cautions online audiences on these false sources.

Do not believe those online sites that claim to know, and disclose, the HIV status of Filipinos.

This, in a gist, is the lesson to be learned when coming across Internet-based communications activities contrary to policies and provisions of Republic Act 8504 (or Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998), which – among others – protects the right to privacy of Filipinos living with HIV with non-disclosure of their status.

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