Positive rights

A recent move by the Reserve Bank of India (rbi) has highlighted a pressing challenge confronting the society, that of guaranteeing the professional rights of hiv/aids patients. The country's banker announced its hiv/aids workplace policy on J uly 15, 2005, which states: "Employees living with hiv/aids shall be afforded the same rights and privileges, and will have the same obligations, as all other employees.' rbi would also not undertake any pre-employment hiv/aids testing.

Experts believe such policies signal that the hiv / aids menace is finally being