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HIV positive girl made ward of court after father refuses to allow her treatment

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 18 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1178
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The case of a 3 year old girl with HIV infection who was at the centre of a battle between doctors and her father over her treatment in Australia moved into the UK courts last week, where the girl was made a ward of court.

    She and her father were met by high court officials when they arrived on a flight from Sydney accompanied by a social worker after Camden council in London obtained a wardship order.

    Her father and her HIV positive mother—who has since died of an AIDS related illness—fled to Australia when the girl …

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