Archive for the ‘HIV Discrimination’ category

Last Thursday an Iowa appellate court affirmed a jury verdict convicting an HIV+ man in Iowa for the criminal transmission of HIV to his girlfriend.  At issue was a technical question of whether the jury had been properly charged on the question of “reasonable doubt.”  Underlying questions about the wisdom or constitutionality of statutes criminalizing […]

Yesterday, an HIV positive Australian man won a discrimination suit against a medical clinic that refused to treat him for erectile dysfunction on account of his HIV status.  The man, whose name is being withheld, paid the clinic $1995 for treatment, but soon after his treatment began the medical staff determined that he was no […]

Last week we celebrated World AIDS day, and much was made of the new iPrEx findings, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, that medications previously used to treat HIV disease also reduced the risk of transmission of HIV to uninfected people at high risk for infection.  The press release explaining the findings is […]

The Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo have launched a new fact-finding report about Chilean health facilities discriminating against, and often forcibly sterilizing, HIV-positive women. Through interviews and stories from 27 HIV-positive women in Chile, “Dignity Denied: Violations of the Rights of HIV-Positive Women in Chilean Health Facilities,” reports how Chilean women living with […]

This week a Texas jury sentenced an HIV positive man to three consecutive life sentences without parole for the sexual assault of two girls.  According to the media coverage of the case: The jury sentenced Delgado to the maximum sentences of life in prison for two counts of “Super” Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. […]

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