HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review 6(3) March 2002

FEATURES

  • Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission: Landmark Decision by South African Court
  • Compulsory HIV Testing after an Occupational Exposure
  • Establishing Safe Injection Facilities in Canada: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Report on Complementary/Alternative Health Care and HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS in Prisons: New Developments

CANADIAN NEWS

  • Concerns Raised about New Immigration Rules
  • Physicians Dislike New Medical Marijuana Regulations
  • Blood Donor Screening Practices Criticized
  • Drug Treatment Court Opens in British Columbia
  • BC Introduces a New Social Assistance Benefit, Slashes Others
  • British Columbia Poised to Reduce Drug Coverage
  • Manitoba to Develop Aboriginal AIDS Strategy
  • Ontario Adopts “Blood Samples” Legislation
  • New Ontarians With Disabilities Act Finally Adopted

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • United Nations Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS
  • Parliamentarians Take the Initiative on HIV/AIDS
  • Other Developments

GLOBAL ACCESS TO TREATMENT

  • WTO Ministerial Conference Adopts Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health
  • South Africa: Defiance Campaign Continues
  • Canada/US: Bioterrorism Highlights Double Standard for Access to Medicines
  • Chile: Supreme Court Overturns Ruling Granting Publicly Funded Antiretrovirals
  • Reports Lay Out Requirements for Addressing Global Health Needs

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – CANADA

  • Ontario Appellate Court Denies HIV-Positive Man’s Constitutional Claim to Medical Marijuana
  • Constitutional Challenge to “Medical Inadmissibility” Provisions in the Immigration Act
  • Judge’s Statements in Sentencing HIV-Positive Man Misinformed
  • Tax Court Allows Tax Credit for Herbs and Vitamins, Not for Massage
  • Court Orders Publication Ban in Trial for Identity of HIV-Positive Witness
  • Court Dismisses Appeal for Right to Assisted Suicide
  • Ontario Appellate Court Overturns Judgment for Plaintiffs Infected through Tainted Blood
  • Criminal Law and HIV Transmission/Exposure: Three New Cases

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – INTERNATIONAL

  • US: Supreme Court Adopts Narrow Definition of “Disability” under Anti-discrimination Law
  • US: Appeals Court Dismisses Employment Discrimination Suit by HIV-Positive Dental Hygienist
  • US: Hospital Negligent for Failing to Warn Prior Patient of Risk of HIV Infection by Transfusion
  • US: Health Department Liable for Incorrectly Telling Man He Had HIV
  • South Africa: Damages Awarded to Woman Infected by Husband
  • UK: Compensation for Woman Infected through Unprotected Sex
  • UK: Court Orders Publication Ban in Case of HIV-Positive Health-Care Worker
  • UK: Court Upholds Ban on Condoms at Psychiatric Hospital
  • India: Constitutional Challenge to Anti-sodomy Law
  • International Update on Litigation on Blood and Blood Products
  • Criminal Law and HIV Transmission/Exposure: A Swedish Case
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