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Fundamental Rights of HIV

RIGHTS OF THE VIRUS HIV CARRIERS

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By the Brazilian Constitution, people with HIV, as well as any Brazilian citizen, rights and obligations are guaranteed. Among them: human dignity and access to public health and therefore are protected by law. Brazil has specific legislation of the most vulnerable to prejudice and discrimination, homosexuals, women, blacks, children, elderly, chronic infectious diseases and disabilities.

In 1989, health professionals and members of civil society have created, with the support of the Department of STD, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, theDeclaration of Fundamental Rights of Persons of the AIDS Virus. The document was approved at the National Meeting of NGOs that work with AIDS (ENONG), in Porto Alegre (RS).

I - Everyone has the right to clear, accurate information about AIDS.

II - The virus carriers are entitled to specific information about their condition.

III - All those living with the AIDS virus have the right to care and treatment data without any restriction, ensuring their quality of life.

IV - No virus carrier is subjected to isolation, quarantine or any kind of discrimination.

V - No one has the right to restrict the freedom or the rights of people for the sole reason of being infected with HIV / AIDS, regardless of their race, nationality, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

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VII - Everyone has the right to receive blood and blood products, tissues or organs that have been rigorously tested for HIV.

VIII - No one can refer to someone's illness, past or future, or the results of their tests for HIV / AIDS, without the consent of the person involved. The virus carrier's privacy must be guaranteed by all medical and welfare services.

IX - No one shall be subjected to HIV / AIDS testing compulsory in any way. AIDS tests should be used only for diagnostic purposes, control transfusions and transplants, epidemiological studies and never any kind of control of individuals or populations. In all cases testing, interested parties should be informed. The results shall be transmitted by a competent professional.

X - Every virus carrier has the right to communicate to people who just want their health condition and results of their tests.

XI - Every person with HIV / AIDS are entitled to the continuation of their civil, professional, sexual and affective. No action may restrict their full rights to citizenship.

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