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The agreement on cooperation in the problem resolution of HIV infection

of November 25, 1998

The State Parties of this agreement on behalf of the governments (further - the Parties),

recognizing that the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (further - HIV infection), acquired mass distribution around the world and creates threat of public and homeland security of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States, leads to serious social and economic and demographic consequences,

in view of the special social importance of problem in the conditions of visa-free regime and active migratory processes in the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States,

considering that in each State Party of the Commonwealth of Independent States of the program of prevention of HIV infection are performed taking into account national interests,

confirming need of application of timely, effective measures of complex prevention of HIV infection and acceptance of agreed measures for ensuring protection of the rights and interests of the population,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

For the purposes of this agreement the stated below terms mean:

HIV infection - the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus;

HIV-positive people - persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus;

AIDS - HIV infection in stage of resistant disability;

the state of temporary stay - the state providing medical services to the patient who is not the citizen of this state.

Article 2

The parties provide medical care HIV-positive and sick AIDS to citizens of the State Parties of the Commonwealth according to the Agreement on delivery of health care to citizens of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States of March 27, 1997.

Article 3

The parties, having complete independence in taking measures for ensuring prevention of HIV infection, coordinate the actions in the prevention of this disease.

Article 4

The parties take measures to enhancement of epidemiological surveillance behind spread of HIV infection in the territory of the states.

Article 5

The parties provide control of safety of medical manipulations, donor blood, medical immunobiological supplies, biological liquids, bodies and fabrics.

Article 6

The parties guarantee available and free medical examination for detection of HIV infection to all persons, irrespective of their nationality.

Medical examination for detection of HIV infection is performed by authorized medical institutions on the basis of the principle of confidentiality and voluntariness, except as specified, provided by the relevant laws of the Parties.

Article 7

The parties on behalf of authorized bodies guarantee safety of medical examination both for osvidetelstvuyemy, and for person who is carrying out survey.

Article 8

The parties guarantee observance of all rights and freedoms of HIV-positive citizens according to the national legal system.

The rights and freedoms of citizens of the state and persons living in the state of temporary stay in connection with availability of HIV infection at them can be limited only to the laws of the state in the territory of which HIV-positive people are.

Article 9

The parties guarantee to citizens of the State Parties of the Commonwealth free, without presentation of the certificate on absence at them of HIV infection, entrance on the territory of the Party.

Article 10

The parties shall inform quickly on identification in the territory HIV-positive persons other Parties which citizens these persons are.

Article 11

The parties take necessary measures to rapprochement of the national legal system for the HIV infection problem, and also timely inform each other on the adopted new national regulatory legal acts.

Article 12

For the purpose of accomplishment of this agreement the Interstate program of cooperation in the field of prevention is adopted and treatments of HIV infection in the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the period till 2005 it (is attached).

This Program is integral part of this agreement and is implemented on the basis of national programs for prevention of HIV infection.

Article 13

The parties create the necessary conditions guaranteeing the equal rights of participants of joint programs, projects and developments, promote regular contacts, consultations and development of direct connections between the organizations dealing with problems of HIV infection.

Article 14

The parties will organize preparation, advanced training of personnel and exchange of the specialists dealing with problems of HIV infection according to the accepted agreements.

Article 15

The parties provide regular informing the population through mass media about necessary measures of prevention of HIV infection.

Article 16

The parties perform financing of works on implementation of the Interstate program of cooperation in the field of prevention and treatment of HIV infection in the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the period till 2005 within the national programs.

Article 17

This agreement becomes effective from the date of its signing, and for the states which legislation requires accomplishment of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force, - from the date of delivery of the adequate notice to depositary.

Inform depositary within three months from the date of the signature of this agreement on need of accomplishment of such procedures of the Party.

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