People with HIV in China are routinely denied medical treatmentBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3181 (Published 20 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3181
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After group discussion by professionals from the Department of
Legal Medicine of the article published in the BMJ by Jane Parry (People with HIV in
China are routinely denied medical treament), we deliver our
In the general duties of medical practice in Cuba, the health
professional has a duty to help and to accept a patient, making everything
necessary for their medical care and if the need arises, immediately.
The Constitution of the Republic of Cuba establishes
that there is no illness that will not get medical care.
Also, within the rights, duties and guarantees, it states that everyone has the
right to health care and protection.
Law 41 Public Health provides the organization of public health and the
provision of services based on the
recognition and guarantee of the right of all people to be attended and
adequately protected anywhere in the country.
Medical morality has solved the problem concerned, filling the gap stems
from the lack of laws, rules dictating wise, fair, prudent and
comprehensive human meaning.
The national health system ensures free, treatment with anti-
antiretrovirals drugs to 100% of patients with HIV and their incorporation
into society with the same public rights as the rest of the population.
1. Parry J. , People with HIV in China are routinely denied medical
treament. BMJ 2011 342: d3181 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d3181.
2. Cuba. Constitucion de la Republica de Cuba.
3. Cuba. Ministerio de Justicia. Ley N0. 41 de Salud Publica. 1983.
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