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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of September 23, 2013 No. ZRU-353

About counteraction to spread of the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection)

(The last edition from 23-05-2019)

Accepted by Legislative house on June 7, 2013

Approved by the Senate on August 22, 2013

Chapter 1.
General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of counteraction to spread of the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection).

Article 2. The legislation on counteraction to spread of the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection)

The legislation on counteraction to spread of the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection) consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about counteraction to spread of the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection) then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - the causative agent of chronic infectious immunodeficient disease of the person;

HIV infection - the chronic infectious immunodeficient disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus;

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

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) - final stage of HIV infection with the displays of disease caused by defeat of immune system of the person human immunodeficiency virus.

Chapter 2.
State regulation in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection

Article 4. The main directions of state policy in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection

The main directions of state policy in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection are:

ensuring functioning of single system on counteraction to spread of HIV infection;

prevention, diagnosis of HIV infection, free specific treatment of HIV-positive people and their social protection;

 providing with diagnostic aids and treatments of HIV infection, and also control of safety of the medical supplies, biological liquids used in the diagnostic, medical and scientific purposes;

 implementation of epidemiological surveillance behind spread of HIV infection;

regular informing population on measures for counteraction to spread of HIV infection;

creation of conditions for free, safe and confidential medical examination of the population on availability or absence of HIV;

 implementation of actions for prolongation and improvement of quality of life, to decline in mortality of HIV-positive people;

implementation of international cooperation in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection.

Article 5. Public administration in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection

Public administration in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection is exercised:

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

public authorities on places.

Also other state bodies according to the legislation can perform activities for counteraction to spread of HIV infection.

Article 6. Powers of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

 provides development, approval and implementation of state programs in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection;

determines procedure of the state control over the implementation of requirements of the legislation on counteraction to spread of the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection);

provides activities of the Republican extraordinary anti-epidemic commission.

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan can perform also other powers according to the legislation.

Article 7. Powers of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

participates in development and implementation of state programs in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection;

coordinates activities and provides interaction of treatment and prevention facilities in the field of counteraction to spread of HIV infection;

exercises epidemiological surveillance behind spread of HIV infection;

establishes procedure for delivery of health care by the HIV-positive;

provides implementation in activities of treatment and prevention facilities of modern measures of prevention of HIV infection, methods of diagnostics, treatment and care of HIV-positive people;

will organize researches according to epidemic situation on HIV infection and efficiency of the applied methods of its diagnostics and treatment;

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