Approved criteria for the adoption of children of HIV-infected citizens

The Russian government has approved criteria under which HIV-positive people can adopt, adopt, to take in a foster family or foster children. Now to adopt a child of a person with HIV infection who are on dispensary observation at infectious disease specialists over a year and get therapy.

“Infectious diseases before the termination of the dispensary observation in connection with the stable remission. For persons with HIV infection – finding on follow-up at the doctor-infectiologist at least one year, defined by viral load, CD4+ lymphocytes less than 350 cells/ml” – leads TASS quote from the document.

In December 2018, the government approved a bill allowing some cases of adoption of children by citizens infected with HIV and hepatitis C. the Document was developed pursuant to the decision of the constitutional court of Russia dated 20 June 2018, which found unconstitutional the legal rule that prevented people with HIV or hepatitis C to adopt a child, which is due to the already existing family circumstances lives with them.

The first approval for the adoption of an HIV-infected patient was issued in February 2019, then Balashikha city court of Moscow region has reviewed the case and allowed HIV-positive woman to adopt a child, which she bore for her sister.

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