137 judgments found.

Doe v. Dilling

Country: United States
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Illnois
Citation: 888 N.E.2d 24 (2008); 228 Ill.2d 324
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The Appellant, Jane Doe, brought proceedings against Betty and Kirk Dilling, the parents of her late fiancé, Albert Dilling. She alleged that they had intentionally and falsely stated to her that Albert was not infected with the HIV virus and/or suffered from AIDS when “they knew that, in fact, he was HIV-positive and had AIDS.” …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Condoms, Contraception, Contraceptives, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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N. v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 26565/05; [2008] ECHR 453
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a Ugandan national, was HIV positive and claimed that if the United Kingdom forced her to return to Uganda then she would not have sufficient access to medical treatment for her condition. She claimed that this result would violate her rights under Articles 3 (prohibiting torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, HIV, HIV positive, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Refugees

R (on the application of M) v. Slough Borough Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2008] UKHL 52
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

M was Zimbabwean citizen diagnosed as HIV positive, who was living in the United Kingdom while his appeal of a decision to return him to Zimbabwe was ongoing. Because of his illness, he applied to the local health authority to assess his needs for accommodation. The authority declined to provide accommodation to M. It determined …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Social security, STDs, STIs, Subsidies
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Treatment Action Campaign, et al. v. Rath, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Court: High Court (Cape of Good Hope Provincial Division)
Citation: [2008] ZAWCHC 34; [2008] 4 All SA 360 (C)
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Facts:

The applicants, T and S, applied for relief against the 12 respondents in relation to certain vitamin-based pharmaceutical products (“Products”) which T and S alleged were being unlawfully distributed and marketed in South Africa as a treatment for AIDS while the distributors discredited legitimate antiretroviral medicines. T and S produced expert testimony that antiretroviral medicines …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Alternative medicines, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Spurious medicines
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Advocate Sapana Pradhan Malla v. Prime Minister

Country: Nepal
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ No. 3561 of the year 2063 B. S (2006)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to property, Right to work
Facts:

The Forum for Women, Law and Development, the Petitioner, was an organization working with vulnerable communities such as women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVA). Although the right to privacy was guaranteed under Article 28 of the Interim Constitution, 2007, there were no legal provisions safeguarding the privacy of women, children, or PLHIVA (the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, AIDS, Children, Domestic abuse, Domestic violence, HIV positive, HIV status, Minor, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pregnancy, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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Khudobin v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 59696/00; (2006) ECHR 898
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Mr. Khudobin, a Russian national, filed an application against the Russian Government for allegedly violating several articles of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”). The applicant was arrested after he was caught supplying heroin to an undercover police agent. He was placed in custody during pre-trial investigations and …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Drug enforcement, Examination, Hepatitis, Heroin, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Inhuman treatment, Insanity, Lung disease, Measles, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Morphine, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Pneumonia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases
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Kutaisi Regional Blood Bank v. Lamira Chaladze

Country: Georgia
Year: 2007
Court: Cassation Court
Citation: Case No. as-296-624-07
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to life
Facts:

While giving birth to her second son, the Respondent lost a large amount of blood and needed a blood transfusion. Her relatives bought erythrocyte mass and karyoplasms from the Kutaisi Regional Blood Bank.  After the transfusion, the Respondent and her son became sick and doctors ultimately concluded that the Respondent and her son was HIV …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Blood transfusion, Breast feeding, Childbirth, Compensation, Damages, Disclosure, Duty of care, Health care technology, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Standard of care, Transmission
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NM v. Smith

Country: South Africa
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2007] ZACC 6; Case CCT 69/05
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

A publishing company published a biography on a South African member of parliament that disclosed the names of three women who were HIV-positive. The three women alleged that their names had been published in the book without their prior consent having been obtained. They had participated in clinical trials, known as the FTC 302 trials, directed …Read more

Tags: Clinical trials, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Health data, Health records, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV
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EN and Others v. Government of RSA and Others (No. 1)

Country: South Africa
Year: 2006
Court: High Court - Durban and Coast Local Division
Citation: 2006 (6) SA 543 (D); 2007 (1) BCLR 84 (D)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

An urgent application was filed on behalf of fifteen prisoners living with HIV/AIDS who required antiretroviral (ARV) treatment while incarcerated at the Westville Correctional Centre (WCC) in KwaZulu-Natal province. The Applicants were acting in their individual capacities and as representatives of the class of prisoners incarcerated at WCC. The sixteenth applicant was the Treatment Action …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Custody, Detention, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Rosaria Mashita Katakwe v. Hakasenke, et al.

Country: Zambia
Year: 2006
Court: High Court for Zambia
Citation: 2006/HP/0327
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Rosaria Mashita Katakwe, a 13-year-old girl, was raped by her teacher Edward Hakasenke. She developed a sexually transmitted infection as a result of the rape and tested for HIV/AIDS. The Headmaster of the school had been warned before with respect to a prior relationship of the teacher with another girl in the school. The defendant …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Children, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Diagnostics, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, Humiliating treatment, Inhuman treatment, Minor, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Rape, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Testing, Transmission, Violence against women
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