Article: Why Aadhaar is prompting HIV positive people to drop out of treatment programmes across India

Very recently I came across this article and thought of sharing with you all. A big blow to Right to Health and Right to Privacy in the name of “National Interest” In 2015, the National Aids Control Organisation or NACO started urging states to collect the Aadhaar numbers of people living with HIV, so that the patients can more easily avail of social security entitlements. However, over the course of time, this exercise has rather discouraged many patients from availing the treatment on the grounds of possible breach of confidentiality!

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