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Wag na mahiya! Tom Villarin says HIV policy law should help patients come out

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It’s a step closer to erasing the stigma.

Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin is celebrating the passage of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Law, saying that it should improve access to medicines for people with the disease.

It should also serve as a security blanket for them.

“PLHIVs should no longer be afraid to come out bc help is on the way. State recognition of their rights will be ensured; adequate & proper care will be afforded,” Villarin said.

“While changes in perception and mindset won’t happen overnight, it’s a giant step in the right direction.”

It’s time to stop hiding.