El Salvador

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On January 24, 2000, a petition was filed against the State of El Salvador before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) alleging violation of the rights to life, health and full development of personality of a group of persons living with HIV.  The case was grounded on the State's failure to provide them with the triple therapy medication needed to prevent them from dying and to improve their quality of life.  The petitioners also claimed that the situation of the said persons constituted an instance of cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.