Caleb Orozco v. Attorney General of Belize

Country: Belize
Year: 2016
Court: Supreme Court of Belize
Citation: Claim 668 of 2010
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Claimant, Caleb Orozco, a citizen of Belize was a homosexual male and a health educator. In the Supreme Court of Belize, he challenged the constitutional validity of Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code to the extent that it criminalized anal sex between two consenting male adults. Section 53 of the Criminal Code stated …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Assault, Buggery, Bullying, Counselling, Depression, Diagnostics, Gay, Hazing, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Molestation, Most-at-risk, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/ AIDS, PLHIV, Queer, Rape, Secrecy, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sodomy, STDs, STIs, Transmission, Trauma
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Armoniene v. Lithuania

Country: Lithuania
Year: 2008
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case Number 36919/02
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant died during the pendency of proceedings at the Appellate stage. Prior to his death, the largest Lithuanian daily in an article titled “Pasvalys villages paralysed by the fear of death: residents of the remote Lithuanian area shackled by the AIDS threat” stated that the applicant’s husband was a victim of AIDS and that …Read more

Tags: Confidentiality, Diagnostics, Disclosure, HIV, HIV positive, People living with HIV/ AIDS, PLHIV, Right to Privacy, Testing
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Alcalá, Cristina Beatriz v. Ministerio de Salud y Acción Social

Country: Argentina
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: A. 224. XXXIV.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Cristina Beatriz Alcalá filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Ministry of Health and Social Action to obtain the drug, Indinavir, to continue her treatment against AIDS and to test her viral load. She indicated that the treatment consists of a cocktail of drugs consisting of AZT, 3TC and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Health regulation, HIV, HIV/AIDS, People living with HIV/ AIDS, Public hospital
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B. R. E. v. Policía Federal Argentina

Country: Argentina
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: B. 77. XXX.
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Public safety
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

The plaintiff filed a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against the Argentine Federal Police, which issued a resolution forcing the plaintiff to retire from the police force due to being HIV positive. The HIV test was performed without the consent of the plaintiff, which constituted a violation of his right to privacy. …Read more

Tags: Compulsory testing, discrimination, HIV positive, HIV/AIDS, Non-consensual testing and treatment, People living with HIV/ AIDS, Right to bodily integrity, Right to Health, Right to Life, Right to Privacy, Right to work
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