REPORT Nº 32/05 PETITION 642/03 ADMISSIBILITY LUIS ROLANDO CUSCUL PIVARAL ET AL. (PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS) GUATEMALA March 7, 2005 I. SUMMARY 1. On August 26, 2003, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Commission") received a petition submitted by the Center for Justice and International Law (Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional “CEJIL”), the National Network for Persons with HIV/AIDS (Red Nacional de Personas que Viven con el VIH/SIDA) chaired by Félix Vagrera, the Association for People United (la Asociación Gente Unida), Project Life (El Proyecto Vida) represented by Dee Smith, the Fernando Iturbide Foundation for the Prevention of AIDS (La Fundación Preventiva del SIDA Fernando Iturbide) directed by Dr. Cristina Calderón, and the Comprehensive Health Association (Asociación de Salud Integral) represented by Dr. Eduardo Arathoon (hereinafter "the petitioners"), alleging that the State of Guatemala (hereinafter "the State", "the Guatemalan State" or "Guatemala"), had failed to recognize the fundamental rights of Luis Rolando Cuscul Pivaral, Francisco Sop Gueij, Corina Robledo, Petrona López González, Aracely Cinto, Olga Marina Castillo, Israel Pérez Charal, Karen Judith Samayoa, Juana Aguilar, Darinel López Montes de Oca, Luis Rubén Álvarez Flores, Audiencio Rodas, Luis Edwin Cruz Gramau, Martina Candelaria Álvarez Estrada, Maria Felipe Pérez, Sayra Elisa Barrios, Felipe Ordóñez, Santos Isacax Vásquez Barrio, Ismera Oliva García Castañon, Guadalupe Cayaxon, Sandra Lisbeth Zepeda Herrera, Cesar Noe Cancinos Gómez, Santos Vásquez Oliveros, Maria Vail, Julia Aguilar, Sebastián Emilia Dueñas, Zoila Pérez Ruiz, Santiago Valdez, Pascula de Jesús Mérida, Iris Carolina Vicente Baullas, Reina López Mújica, Marta Alicia Maldonado PAC, José Cupertino Ramírez, José Rubén Delgado, Elsa Miriam Estrada, Ismar Ramírez Chajón, Félix Cabrera, Silvia Mirtala Álvarez, Facundo Gómez Reyes (deceased February 27, 2003) by not making antiretroviral pharmaceuticals available to them. Additionally, the petitioners jointly requested that precautionary measures be taken on behalf of these 39 persons. Granted in two stages, they were extended initially to 12 persons, and subsequently to all 39. 1

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