134 judgments found.

Case 2945-2003-AA/TC

Country: Peru
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Sentencia 2945-2003-AA/TC (2004). (Azanca Alhelí Meza García v. Ministry of Health)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner filed a writ of amparo (appeal for legal protection) against the Ministry of Health of Peru. She sought free administration of comprehensive medical treatment for HIV, including both the continuous delivery of necessary medicines and the performance of periodic CD4 cell count and viral load tests upon medical indication and/or the patient’s urgent …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Indigent, Low income, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Poor, Social security, Testing, Underprivileged
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De Bruyn v. Minister of Justice and Customs

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: Federal Court of Australia
Citation: (2004) 143 FCR 162; (2004) 213 ALR 479; [2004] FCAFC 334
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Appellant, De Bruyn, was a citizen of South Africa. The Respondent, the Minister of Justice and Customs (the Minister), ordered the Appellant to be surrendered to South Africa for an extradition offense. The Appellant was to be charged in South Africa with defrauding the First National Bank of South Africa. The Treaty on Extradition …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Detention, HIV, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Law enforcement, Most-at-risk, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture, Transmission
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Gelfmann v. France

Country: France
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 25875/03, Eur. Ct. H.R. 679 (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The applicant, a prisoner, alleged violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights when his application for pardon on medical grounds was refused. Applicant contracted HIV nine years prior to being sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment. Because applicant refused to undergo a medical exam or release access to his medical records, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Harvey v. PD 

Country: Australia
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: 59 NSWLR 639;[2004] NSWCA 97 
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Respondent, PD, was a patient of the Alpha Medical Centre (the Centre) from October 1997 until February 1999. On 16 November 1998, she participated in a joint medical consultation with her husband-to-be, FH. The Appellants, Dr. Harvey and Dr. Chen, were their treating physicians. The couple met with Dr. Harvey for the purpose of …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Compensation, Confidentiality, Damages, Disclosure, Duty of care, Health information, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Informed choice, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Tort, Transmission
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J.A.O. v. Homepark Caterers LTD, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2004
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: J.A.O v. Homepark Caterers LTD & 2 Ors., (2004) eKLR (Kenya).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Plaintiff, J.A.O., was a woman living with HIV. The Defendants were her employer (Homepark Caterers), her doctor and hospital. The Plaintiff claimed the doctor and hospital subjected her to an HIV test without her consent, in violation of her constitutional right to privacy. She further claimed that the doctor disclosed her HIV status to her employer without …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health data, Health facilities, Health records, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Testing
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Odafe and Others v. Attorney-General and Others

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2004
Court: High Court, Port Harcourt Division
Citation: Suit No. FHC/PH/CS/680/2003; (2004) AHRLR 205 (NgHC 2004) 
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Applicants were detainees living with HIV. They had been awaiting trial for up to four years. The Applicants claimed that their continuous detention and segregation from the general prison population was a violation of their rights to dignity of the human person and freedom from discrimination in sections 34(1)(a) and 42(1) of the Constitution. …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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R v. Dica

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court of Judicature, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
Citation: [2004] EWCA Crim 1103
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Appellant, Dica, was HIV-positive. He engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse with two women. Both women tested positive for HIV subsequent to their sexual encounters with the Appellant. It was not clear whether the women were aware of the Appellant’s HIV status at the time of the encounters. The prosecution did not argue that the …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Condoms, Contraceptives, HIV, HIV positive, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Smallpox, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Secretary of State for the Home Department v. UK

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2004
Court: Immigration Appeal Tribunal
Citation: [2004] UKIAT 00262
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case concerns an adjudicator’s review of the deportability of a Rwandan national infected with HIV in the UK. The claimant was a Rwandan, who in June 2001 was raped by soldiers in her home and took her husband. The incident arose out of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which her husband was a member of …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Mental illness, Migrants, Military, Militias, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Rape, Refugees, Sexual assault
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V., W. J. v. Obra Social de Empleados de Comercio y Actividades Civiles

Country: Argentina
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: V. 1389. XXXVIII
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner brought action against Obra Social de Empleados de Comercio y Actividades Civiles (Osecac) for discrimination and violations of his rights to life and health. The Petitioner had received health insurance coverage from Osecac through his employer for seven years. Following termination of his job, the Petitioner sought to continue coverage with Osecac. However, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Employment, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Out-of-pocket expenditures, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Social security
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Wu Zhongze, et al. v. Shanghai Institute of Biological Products [WZZ等诉上海生物制品研究所人身损害赔偿案]

Country: China
Year: 2004
Court: Shanghai First Intermediate Peoples’ Court
Citation: No. 127
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Facts:

This case was an appeal to the Shanghai First Intermediate People’s Court by the parents of Wu Pengtao, a young boy who died in 2000 from AIDS. Wu Pengtao had contracted HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C sometime prior to 1998 from allegedly tainted human coagulation factor VIII concentrates, which were used to treat his haemophilia A. …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Child mortality, Children, Compensation, Damages, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inadequate treatment, Minor, Negligence, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Remedies, Standard of care, Tort, Transmission
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