International Journal of Law and Legal Studies

International Journal of Law and Legal Studies ISSN 2463-5634 Vol. 5 (3), pp. 265-270, March, 2017. © International Scholars Journals

Case Report

Legal aspects of HIV/AIDs in the sub-region Kenya

Charles Okeyo Owuor

School of Law, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya.

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Received 14 October, 2016; Revised 11 September, 2016; Accepted 18 January, 2017; Published 12 March, 2017


The emergence and magnitude of HIV / AIDS has therefore raised serious legal and human rights questions. Questions arise in the field of testing for HIV infection and stigmatization of people with AIDS in employment, the insurance industry, social institutions, social security schemes, occupational hazards for health care workers and the adequacy of workmen's compensation for medical and paramedical staff who may be infected with HIV in the course of their employment, to mention but a few examples. In most countries within the sub-region there is little to no legislation dealing with the existence of AIDS or regulating its treatment, the collection and handling of epidemiological information by health authorities, the screening of blood supplies and blood products, donated organs, tissues and so on, the testing for HIV infection, and the reporting of HIV/AIDS cases. This study sought to investigate whether there is any specific law regulating-research involving human subjects. 

Keywords: HIV/AIDs, human rights, legal aspects, constitution of Kenya 2010, Kenya.