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Mandatory registration?

india Updated: Jul 25, 2007 03:28 IST
Chetan Chauhan
Chetan Chauhan
Hindustan Times
Mandatory registration

The government is considering mandatory marriage registration as part of a new law recognising the rights of HIV/AIDS patients in India.

The Health Ministry has proposed that registration should be mandatory but conducting an HIV test should be voluntary. The clause is aimed at ensuring that women know if their prospective grooms are infected, an official said. The Women and Child Development Ministry had said last week that many women with HIV/AIDS get the disease from their husbands and are not aware of their medical condition at the time of marriage.