Harris v. Thigpen

Country: United States
Year: 1991
Court: 11th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 941 F.2d 1495 (1991)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Appellants brought this challenge to the constitutionality of an Alabama statute which authorized the Alabama Department of Correction’s (DOC) policy of mandatory testing of all present and future Alabama state prisoners for HIV antibodies, as well as the forced segregation of HIV-positive inmates. Two classes were involved in the action: the Appellant class, which …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Compulsory testing, Confidentiality, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, Disclosure, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary testing, Jail, Mandatory testing, Medical records, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Primary care, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Leckelt v. Board of Commissioners

Country: United States
Year: 1990
Court: 5th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 909 F.2d 820 (1990)
Health Topics: Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to privacy
Facts:

Appellant Leckelt, a licensed practical nurse, was discharged by his hospital employer when he refused to provide the hospital with his HIV antibody test results. In his capacity as a nurse, Leckelt performed a number of functions, including administering medication orally and by injection, and working in the intensive care unit and the emergency room. …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Lucy D’Souza v. State of Goa

Country: India
Year: 1989
Court: High Court - Bombay
Citation: AIR 1990 Bom 355
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Goa, Daman and Diu Public Health Act, 1985 (the Act) under Section 53(1)(vii) (the Section) gave the State Government the power to “isolate persons found to be positive for Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), for such period and on such conditions as may be considered necessary.” The Section contained other provisions, including mandatory isolation …Read more

Tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Coulter et al. v. Brazil

Country: Brazil
Year: 1985
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 7615, Inter-Am. Comm'n H.R., Report No. 12/85, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.66, doc. 10 rev. 1 (1984-1985).
Health Topics: Environmental health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence, Freedom of religion, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to education, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

In the 1960s, the Government of Brazil approved plans to permit the development of the Amazon region, as well as the exploitation of its natural resources, despite Constitutional provisions and national legislation guaranteeing indigenous communities in the region full possession of the lands they occupied and the resources found therein. The root of the violation …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Indigenous groups, Influenza, Measles, Primary care, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Syphilis, Tuberculosis
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