In November 2014, Rio represented a 15-year-old girl from El Caren de Bolivar. Rio won a judgment from the Constitutional Court. She advocates for no HPV vaccine mandate. She is currently perusing a class action suit against the manufacturer. This class action lawsuit is in Japan. She the chairperson of "Rebuilding Hope Association HPV Vaccine Victims."
She has spoken at the International Symposium in Japan, advocating against this vaccine.
Challenged by an Award-Winning Medical Researcher
An HPV vaccine advocate Dr Munos repeatedly called her out for her legal efforts. He said that she was being an antivaccine activist. Rio denies this. Dr Munos is well respected in HPV epidemiological research for many decades. Her research found that the HPV virus its a cause of cervical cancer. She has written hundreds of scientific article, received many awards and has been nominated for a Nobel Prize.
Class Action Lawsuit
This class-action lawsuit was fired in Colombia against the Columbian government and Merck Sharp & Dohme by a group representing 700 individuals who say that they have been injured by Gardasil, the pharmaceutical company's HPV vaccine.