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HIV+ individuals to be granted allowance (Updated)

The cabinet on Wednesday decided to grant HIV positive individuals a monthly allowance for which a budget of €1,980,000 has been allocated.

Each person will get a monthly allowance of €300 from July 1, 2018.

The purpose of the scheme is to give HIV positive individuals an incentive to comply with their treatment schedule. The money will only be given to those who fully comply.

The allowance does not depend on any other income received by HIV positive persons.

The cabinet approval comes following a series of hard-hitting articles by daily Politis.

So far HIV positive people receive free health care and some get financial assistance from the state if they apply but the majority get nothing and most of the time they are afraid to speak up due to the social stigma attached to the condition.

 

 

 

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