Newsfeed : Family Sues Over Death of Detained AIDS Patient

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Newsfeed » August 2007

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ


More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to news@poz.com.


emailprint

August 13, 2007

Family Sues Over Death of Detained AIDS Patient

The family of Victor Arrelano, a 23-year old AIDS patient who died last month while in custody at an immigration detention center in San Pedro, California, has announced that they plan to file a wrongful death suit for lack of proper care and medical treatment for Arrelano.

Arrelano, a transgender person who used the name Victoria, had been at a detention center since May, while she waited to see if she would be sent back to Mexico.

Other detainees reported that during her last months of life, Arrelano’s physical health continued to deteriorate, but she still did not receive care or help from the center’s medical staff. According to the family’s attorney, more than 70 of the detainees signed a petition to get care for Arrelano, who was finally transferred to a hospital in San Pedro when her condition became critical, and died days later.


[Go to top]

Join POZ Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    guycmh328
    Columbus
    Ohio


    koffeeboss
    Tucson
    Arizona


    youngbloodlatino
    Columbia
    Maryland


    Fergie911
    Chicago
    Illinois
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Survey
Pop Watch

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.