HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review 8(1) April 2003

FEATURES

CANADIAN NEWS

  • Mandatory HIV Testing Used to Bar Potential Immigrants
  • Troubled Times for Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program
  • House of Commons Committee Holds Hearings on AIDS
  • Survey Reveals Human Rights Abuses in Alberta
  • Home Care and Prescription Drugs to Be Funded Under Medicare
  • Study Shows Aboriginals Who Inject Drugs Are at Higher Risk for HIV

In Brief

  • Study Questions Effectiveness of the War on Drugs
  • War on Drugs Very Much Alive in Surrey, BC
  • HIV Now Reportable in BC
  • Ontario Proclaims Blood Samples Legislation, Delays Privacy Bill
  • Second Methadone Clinic Opens in NB
  • House of Commons Committee to Review Sex-Trade Laws
  • HIV Edmonton Faces Discrimination during Office Relocation
  • Work Underway to Develop a Strategic Plan for the AIDS Strategy
  • Quebec Adopts Anti-Poverty Law

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Law Reform in the UK
  • UK Doctors Given New Guidance on Revealing HIV Test and Sexual History to Insurers
  • UK Blood Tests for New Health-Care Workers
  • AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa
  • Sexual Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Zambia
  • Community Consultation on Indian AIDS Bill
  • Singapore HIV Blood Testing Spat Highlights Research Links with Human Rights
  • Costa Rican Ombudsman Tackles HIV/AIDS
  • Taiwan Electronic Health Record Plan Raises Privacy Concerns
  • Australian Workshop Puts Auditing in Perspective: egulatory Tool, Moribund Remedy, or Democratic Champion?
  • \”Abstinence Only until Marriage\”: US Approach Undermining HIV Prevention

GLOBAL ACCESS TO TREATMENT

  • WTO: Failure to Meet Deadline on Doha Commitments Regarding Access to Generic Drugs
  • South Africa: Treatment Action Campaign Steps Up Pressure
  • Canadian Supreme Court Upholds, but Limits AZT Patent
  • Canada/US: Competition Bureau Will Not Investigate GSK Efforts to Stop Cross-Border Sales by Internet Pharmacies
  • Vaccine Trial Results Generate Debate and Calls for Further Research
  • Honduras: Government Intimidates People with HIV/AIDS Asserting Right to Medicines
  • Jamaica: Petition for Antiretroviral Drugs Filed
  • Canadian Students Join Struggle for Access to Treatment

HIV/AIDS IN PRISONS

  • Canada: CBC \”Releases\” CSC Report on Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control
  • Canada: New Report on HIV, HCV, and Women Prisoners
  • Canada: Community Stakeholders Withdraw from Consultation Processes with CSC
  • Alberta Court Orders Methadone Maintenance Therapy for Prisoner on Interim Basis
  • Russia: New Criminal Process Code Promises a More Tolerant Incarceration Policy
  • Review of Prison-Based Needle Exchange Programs Published
  • South African Prisoner Wins Payout after Prison HIV Infection

In Brief

  • Alberta Bill Aimed at Cracking Down on Drug Use
  • CDC Recommendations on HCV
  • US:Two Million Inmates, and Counting
  • US: New Prevention Strategy Released

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – CANADA

  • Marihuana Medical Access Regulations Unconstitutional Because They Do Not Provide for Legal Source or Supply of Marijuana
  • Possession of Cannabis Legal for Now
  • Criminal Charges against Marijuana Compassion Club Volunteers Stayed on Constitutional Grounds
  • Inquest Jury Recommends Fundamental Change to Ontario Welfare System
  • Taxi Passenger Accidentally Stuck by Syringe Awarded $15,000
  • CPP Same-Sex Survivors Class Action to Proceed on a National Basis
  • Criminal Law and HIV Transmission/Exposure: Two New Cases

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – INTERNATIONAL

  • South Africa: Constitutional Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Law Criminalizing Prostitution
  • European Court of Human Rights Agrees to Hear Challenge to Long-Term \”Preventive Detention\” of HIV-Positive Man
  • United Kingdom: HIV-Positive Asylum Seeker Denied Judicial Review of Removal Decision
  • United Kingdom: Denying Children’s Milk Allowance to HIV-Positive Mother Seeking Asylum Is Discriminatory
  • United Kingdom: HIV Status, Psychiatric Problems of Asylum Seeker Did Not Stop Removal
  • India: Supreme Court Resiles from Earlier Statements Denying Right to Marry
  • Venezuela: Tribunal Affirms Rights of HIV-Positive Football Player
  • US: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case of Fired HIV-Positive Dental Hygienist
  • Australia: Court Reduces Prison Sentence of Person with HIV
  • Malaysia: Damages Awarded after Mother Infected through Transfusion during Pregnancy
  • Criminal Law and HIV Transmission/Exposure:Another Swedish Case
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