55 judgments found.

Adviento v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2003
Court: Federal Court
Citation: 2003 FC 1430
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The applicant was a citizen of the Philippines who entered Canada in 1990 under the Foreign Domestic Program, later renamed the Live-In Caregiver Program. She remained legally employed as a caregiver until her employment authorization expired in 1998. Nonetheless, she continued to stay and work in Canada. In 1994, the applicant was diagnosed with kidney …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Essential medicines, Examination, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Kidney disease, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Testing, Underprivileged
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Case T-465/03

Country: Colombia
Year: 2003
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Tercera de Revisión junio 5, 2003, M.P.: Manuel José Cepeda Espinoza, Sentencia T-465/03 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to education, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

Mr. XX filed a tutela action (appeal for legal protection) against the Ministry of National Defence-School of Cadets for expelling him after discovering that he was HIV-positive during a blood donation. The discharge occurred two months before the petitioner was to be promoted to Second Lieutenant. The petitioner had passed all health exams and was found …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Diagnostics, Employment, Essential medicines, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Testing
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Centre For Enquiry Into Health And Allied Themes (CEHAT) v. Union Of India & Others

Country: India
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ Petition (Civil) No. 301 of 2000
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

In 1996, the government of India had passed the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1995 (the “PNDT Act”) which was aimed at preventing the misuse of sex determination technology to abort girl children before birth.  Female feticide had become an increasingly frequent practice in India despite the implementations of reforms that attempted …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Advertising, Awareness, Family planning, Health care technology, Health education, Sex-selective abortion, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Violence against women
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Irvin and Johnson Ltd. v. Trawler and Line Fishing Union, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2003
Court: Labour Court of South Africa
Citation: (4) BLLR 379 (SALC)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Informed consent, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicant, Irvin and Johnson Limited, wished to arrange for the voluntary and anonymous HIV testing of the more than 1,100 employees in its trawling division. The testing was to be based on the principle of informed consent and accompanied by pre- and post-test counselling. However, the age and job category of the tested employee …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Compulsory testing, Confidentiality, Counseling, Health education, Health promotion, HIV, HIV status, Informed choice, Involuntary testing, Mandatory testing, Most-at-risk, Non-consensual testing and treatment, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Testing
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Joy Mining Machinery v. NUMSA

Country: South Africa
Year: 2002
Court: Labour Court of South Africa
Citation: Case No: J 158/02; [2002] ZALC 7
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Informed consent, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Applicant, Joy Mining Machinery, was a manufacturer, supplier and service provider of mining machinery. The Applicant had attempted to determine the extent of HIV prevalence at its workplace by commissioning a study of HIV prevalence based on the demographic groups at the workplace. As this was ultimately unhelpful, the Applicant wished to determine the …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Awareness, Clinics, Confidentiality, Counseling, Health care workers, Health education, HIV, HIV status, Informed choice, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Testing
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López, Glenda, et al. v. Instituto Venezolano de los Seguros Sociales (IVSS)

Country: Venezuela
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Expediente No. 00-1343, Sentencia No. 487
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to development, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The Petitioners were a group of people living with HIV covered by the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security (IVSS). They filed an amparo action against the IVSS requesting that it ensure a regular and consistent supply of HIV triple-therapy drugs and other medicines necessary for treatment of opportunistic infections, and that IVSS cover the expense …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Diagnostics, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Social security, Testing
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M. Vijaya v. Chairman and Managing Director, Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd., Hyd. and Ors

Country: India
Year: 2001
Court: High Court - Andhra Pradesh
Citation: 2002 ACJ 32; AIR 2001 AP 502; 201 (5) ALD 522; 2001 (5) ALT 154; 2001 (2) APLJ 450
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner was the wife of a Pump Operator working for the Respondent, Singareni Colleries Co. Ltd. The Petitioner underwent a family planning operation at the Singareni Maternity Hospital (the Hospital) after which she suffered from abdominal pains. Her pains led to a diagnosis of Chronic Cervicitis for which she had to undergo a hysterectomy. …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Blood transfusion, Examination, Injecting drug users, Negligence, Reimbursement, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Testing
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Treatment Action Campaign v. Minister of Health (No. 1)

Country: South Africa
Year: 2001
Court: High Court - Transvaal Provincial Division
Citation: 2002(4) BCLR 356 (T)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Applicants sought an order that the respondents (the Minister of Health and the members of the executive council for health) make Nevirapine available to pregnant women with HIV who give birth in public health institutions and “produce and implement an effective national program to prevent or reduce mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, including …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Counseling, HIV positive, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Minor, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Testing
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Hoffman v. South African Airways

Country: South Africa
Year: 2000
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: (2) SA 628; 2001 (10) BHRC 571; (2000) 3 CHRLD 146
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

In 1996, the Appellant applied for employment as a cabin attendant with South African Airways (SAA). At the end of the selection process, he was found to be a suitable candidate for employment. He was then subject to a medical examination, which found him clinically fit and thus suitable for employment. However, a blood test …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Testing, Transmission
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BT v. Oei

Country: Australia
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: [1999] NSWSC 1082
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Facts:

The case was brought by BT on behalf of herself and on behalf of the estate of her late husband, AT, against the defendant, a general practitioner, who was AT’s doctor from 26 November 1991 to 22 January 1993. The case arose as a result of the defendant’s alleged negligent failure to diagnose AT’s HIV …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Awareness, Compensation, Condoms, Confidentiality, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Depression, Diagnostics, Disclosure, Duty of care, Gay, Harm reduction, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Hepatitis, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Injecting drug users, LGBTI, Most-at-risk, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Notification, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Queer, Remedies, Sex workers, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Spousal notification, Standard of care, STDs, STIs, Testing, Transmission
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