Re JA (Medical Treatment: Child Diagnosed with HIV) [2014] EWHC 1135 (Fam)

By: Juliet
On: Tuesday, 2 December, 2014

(Family Division, Baker J, 11 April 2014)

Medical treatment – 14-year-old child with HIV – Parents also had HIV and disputed diagnoses and treatment – Application for a declaration that the child was not Gillick-competent and it was in his best interests to start anti-retroviral treatment

Please see attached file below for the full judgment.

Declarations were made that the 14-year-old boy was not Gillick-competent to decide whether to start anti-retroviral treatment and that it was in his best interests to do so.

The parents of the 14-year-old boy and the boy himself were HIV positive. The parents had always been reluctant to …read more

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