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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of August 13, 2005 No. 149

About HIV/AIDS in the Kyrgyz Republic

(as amended on 15-09-2021)

Accepted by Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on June 27, 2005

The preamble voided according to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 04.05.2017 No. 74

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

In this Law the following concepts are applied:

HIV - human immunodeficiency virus;

HIV infection - the disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus;

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

LZhVS are persons living with HIV/AIDS - persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus both at stage of lack of displays of disease, and at stage of the deep damage to immune system caused by human immunodeficiency virus;

LPVS are persons, victims of HIV/AIDS, - persons who underwent moral and property harm in connection with infection with HIV/AIDS of their relatives and close persons;

medical examination on HIV - inspection of person on the infection with human immunodeficiency virus which is followed by carrying out dotestovy and posttest psychosocial consultation;

anonymous survey on HIV - voluntary physical examination on the HIV infection conducted without production of documents, proving the identity and without message of personal data of osvidetelstvuyemy person;

confidential survey on HIV - physical examination on infection of HIV in case of which to the examined person preserving in secret is guaranteed to information on the fact of passing of survey on HIV and about its results;

obligatory survey on HIV - physical examination on infection of HIV of person from its consent which is the mandatory requirement for separate categories of citizens and accomplishment of certain actions;

forced survey on HIV - physical examination on the HIV infection conducted without the consent of person, by a court decision based on the resolution of investigation authorities;

psychosocial consultation - the confidential dialogue between the examined person and person providing support giving the chance to overcome psychoemotional stress and to make the decision concerning HIV/AIDS. Process of psychosocial consultation in case of HIV infection consists of dotestovy and posttest consultation;

stigma - "brand", "label";

stigmatization - assignment to the person or group of people of the properties degrading their advantage connected with HIV/AIDS;

discrimination - infringement of the rights and freedoms of LZhVS and LPVS based on HIV/AIDS;

vulnerable groups - groups of persons in which the risk of spread of HIV infection is most high owing to features of behavior of her members, in particular, of the unprotected sex or intravenous administration of drugs and which potentially pose the greatest threat to public health.

Article 1-1. Regulation subject

This Law determines procedure for legal regulation of questions of the prevention of spread of HIV/AIDS in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, providing system of actions for protection of the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS, safety of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 2. Legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic on HIV/AIDS

The legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic on HIV/AIDS consists of this Law, other laws and other regulatory legal acts accepted according to them, and also from come in the procedure established by the law into force of international treaties which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic.

The part two of Article 2 voided according to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 04.05.2017 No. 74

State policy of the Kyrgyz Republic concerning HIV/AIDS is implemented by the organization of execution of this Law, other laws and regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic adopted according to them.

Article 3. Guarantees of the state

By the state it is guaranteed:

holding complex actions for prevention of HIV/AIDS;

regular provision of reliable information to the population concerning HIV/AIDS, including through mass media;

inclusion in training programs of the educational organizations of thematic Sections for HIV/AIDS;

safety of the medical procedures, biological liquids and fabrics used in the diagnostic, medical and scientific purposes;

access to medical examination for detection of HIV infection with carrying out dotestovy and posttest consultation;

free anonymous medical examination;

confidentiality of information on the fact of medical examination on HIV and its results;

ensuring access to all types of the medical and sanitary help and provision of medicines to persons living with HIV/AIDS in the organizations of health care free of charge and on favorable terms according to the Program of the state guarantees in coordination with the relevant committee of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic;

social protection of LZhVS and LPVS according to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic;

safety of working conditions and individual protection equipment of medical personnel and other specialists having risk of infection with HIV/AIDS;

training of specialists for implementation of measures for questions HIV/AIDS;

development of scientific research in HIV/AIDS problems;

assistance public and the charity directed to the solution of questions HIV/AIDS;

development of international cooperation, regular exchange of information and experience within the international programs for HIV/AIDS;

ensuring transparency of implementable actions for HIV/AIDS.

The companies, organizations, the organizations, including non-commercial and international, and also individuals, including foreign citizens can take part in implementation of measures for questions HIV/AIDS. The state guarantees support of the specified legal entities and physical persons in implementation of such actions.

Article 4. Financing of activities for HIV/AIDS

Financing of target programs, activities of the companies, organizations and organizations, irrespective of patterns of ownership, on HIV/AIDS is performed for the account:

means republican and local budgets of the Kyrgyz Republic;

means of the credits, grants and trust funds;

the funds allocated for medical insurance according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic;

other sources of financing which are not forbidden by the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Section II. Rights and obligations of citizens

Article 5. The rights and obligations of citizens in the field of HIV/AIDS

The citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, foreign citizens and persons without citizenship living or being in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic are granted the right:

on voluntary, confidential medical examination on HIV and medical observation in the organizations of health care irrespective of their departmental subordination and patterns of ownership;

on receipt of guaranteed minimum of reliable information about HIV/AIDS and measures of prevention;

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