MOSCOW, December 27 (RAPSI) – Lawmakers from Altai, the south-east of West Siberia, have submitted a bill to the State Duma obliging HIV-positive individuals to undergo compulsory treatment, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.

Currently, medical check-up and treatment of persons living with HIV are possible only in cases of their voluntary consent.

The bill envisages that HIV-positive people, who are subject to regular medical check-up and who need treatment, would be obligated to undergo health screening in a medical setting and receive medication when necessary.

The draft law also stipulates that HIV-positive persons, who repeatedly violated sanitary and anti-epidemic regime or evaded screening and treatment, would be taken to hospital by court ruling.