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HIV and The Law in South Africa A Practitioners Guide

HIV and the Law in South Africa: A Practitioner's Guide is a peer reviewed work compiled by experts in their respective fields including employment law, access to healthcare and right of privacy.

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409127829

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HIV and the Law in South Africa: A Practitioner's Guide is a peer reviewed work compiled by experts in their respective fields including employment law, access to healthcare and right of privacy.

Access to legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS and those that are affected is essential for effective response to epidemic. HIV and the Law in South Africa: A Practitioners' Guide is a peer reviewed work compiled by experts in their respective fields which provides an up-to-date interpretation of South African legislation, regulations, policies and case law on HIV and AIDS. It is intended as a useful resource to enable legal practitioners to provide efficient and professional legal advice to people living with HIV in such contexts as the workplace, access to healthcare, and the rights of women and children. Even more importantly, the book aims to create greater awareness amongst lawyers that HIV is a daily reality for over 6 million South Africans, to emphasise that law professionals can €“ and must €“ play an active role in the fight against HIV and AIDS and to give them the essential knowledge required to do so.

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Table of contents

Foreword

Preface

Contributions

Acknowledgement

Constitional, legislative and policy framework on HIV in South Africa

HIV testing, confidentiality and informed consent

Access to health care services for people living with HIV

Employment law and HIV

Insurance law and HIV

Social grants (support) for people living with HIV

Gender and HIV: protecting the health and rights of women and girls

Children and HIV: safeguarding the rights and interests of children

The rights of prisoners living with HIV: access to treatment and prevention

Access to health care for foreign nationals

Wilful transmission of HIV: criminal and civil law

The science and medicine of HIV

Table of cases

Table of statutes

Index