HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review 8(3) December 2003

FEATURES

CANADIAN NEWS

  • North America’s first supervised injection site opens in Vancouver
  • Ontario: People can now apply for forced HIV testing in certain situations
  • Many people in marginalized communities are not accessing antiretroviral therapy: BC study
  • Prison activist receives AIDS and human rights award
  • Ontario proposes to regulate viatical settlements
  • Survey reveals knowledge and attitudes of Canadians regarding HIV/AIDS
  • National school survey reveals gaps in knowledge of HIV/AIDS

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • UNGASS review: reports show little progress on human rights
  • AIDS Law Project receives AIDS and human rights award
  • International Guidelines audit tool tested in Cambodia
  • Nigeria launches new AIDS policy
  • ABC approach not enough, reports show
  • New report profiles syringe access in California

HIV/AIDS IN PRISONS

  • New policy on methadone maintenance treatment in prisons established in Alberta
  • Randomized controlled trial proves effectiveness of methadone maintenance treatment in prison
  • Australian discussion paper on prison needle exchange programs released

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – CANADA

  • HIV-positive person who did not disclose status convicted of attempted aggravated assault
  • Ontario court affirms that medical marijuana regulations are unconstitutional
  • Court strikes out latest action in contaminated blood litigation

HIV/AIDS IN THE COURTS – INTERNATIONAL

  • HIV drug trademark case handed down in UK
  • UK: AIDS treatment main factor in decision to grant permission to appeal immigration decision
  • UK court denies appeal by woman who stabbed police officer with used needle
  • UK: Rape “aggravated” by knowledge of HIV and hepatitis B infection
  • UK court denies prisoner with HIV early release
  • UK: Hemophiliac wins access to recombinant factor VIII
  • UK: Precedent-setting criminal conviction for grievous bodily harm

LAW ESSAY CONTEST

  • Canadian “medical necessity” and the right to health
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