People Living with HIV v. Chile

Precautionary Measures, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., OEA/Ser.L./V/II.114, doc. 5 rev. (2002).
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The Inter-American Commission granted precautionary measures, in Chile, on behalf of Juan Pablo Améstica Cáceres, Manuel Orlando Farías, and Náyade Orieta Rojas Vera. These three individuals are carriers of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS) who contacted the IACHR because they believed their right to life and health was in serious danger.

The Commission in its communication requested the adoption of urgent measures to ensure the individuals access to the medicines needed for their survival and to medical examinations for the regular monitoring of their health conditions.

"In its communication of November 20, 2001, the IACHR informed the Chilean State that the aforesaid individuals urgently needed basic assistance from state institutions in order to secure the drugs needed for their treatment; it therefore requested the adoption of urgent measures to ensure them access to the medicines needed for their survival and to medical examinations for the regular monitoring of their health conditions." (12)

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