Why ID(adhar card)...

Why ID(adhar card) mandatory in art centers?
@mumbaiyagirl hey jyoti happy Diwali. I visited clinic for tests. But I came to know they ask adhar card . I was in delimma to provide that. As that may open up my identy to everyone. And at this time I don't want to open up. Second now if they have it. Do they contact my parents.

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Submitted by JoDha
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Hi Arpit,

Belated Diwali greetings.

Yes, I have been hearing the same regarding the linking of aadhar card. Know that as per Supreme Court guideline, IT IS NOT MANDATORY. According to the government system, Aadhar intergration was expected to solve the issue of duplication of ART centres for HIV. Also under the Targeted Intervention Programme of NACO that works on preventive interventions, Aadhaar linkage also aims at reducing the "lost to follow up cases" who have dropped out of the ART centres and discontinued their HIV treatment. In overall, though th measure is good, I am hesistant where rights to privacy is concerned. If given an option, then I will go to other clinic/diagnostic centre who has not yet applied this tactic of linking the Aadhar card. 

Hence, there are many medical centres typing up with Aadhar, I would suggest that you comply with the same unless you are able to afford your treatment and care elsewhere. Also, if the rules has been flouted, then we have a very strong lawyer network called "Lawyer Collective" who are well versed in HIV law and they will be able to sue and take the matter to court.

All the best,

Mumbaiyyagal aka Jyoti Dhawale

Submitted by JoDha
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I don’t know regarding private HIV specialist in Chandigarh or Delhi but am sharing you the contact of an HIV activist based in Delhi who can guide you to them. His name is Hari Singh +91 98912 63535.

Hope this helps.

Love and light
JoDha

Submitted by sameer9
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Can anybody here suggest me or give me guidance to how and where to test,so that my life stays uneffected by the results and good treatment also can be started without disclosing my identity ,so that o don't loose my job and don't need to face social discrimination . If anybody know a very good doctor in Jaipur or close by.I had a high risk and have the symptoms in the exact time frame.

Submitted by JoDha
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Dear Sameer,

In hospitals or lab, your name will be required. Though confidentiality is very much assured as per hospital norms.

What kind of tests are you looking for?
If you are looking for HIV test or VL or CD4 test, Jaipur has a good network of Metropolis lab or SRL or Dr Reddy’s lab. These labs are trustworthy.

Apologies for late reply as you know, it is festival season here hence tied up.

Love and Light,
JoDha

Submitted by sameer9
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Can anybody here suggest me or give me guidance to how and where to test,so that my life stays uneffected by the results and good treatment also can be started without disclosing my identity ,so that o don't loose my job and don't need to face social discrimination . If anybody know a very good doctor in Jaipur or close by.I had a high risk and have the symptoms in the exact time frame.

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