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De-criminalization Stories
      #261301 - 02/20/12 08:50 AM

It truly saddened me to read the horror that some pos people were put through in our court systems. And what scared me just as much was those that caused that due to being malicious over a broken relationship. Whats next? Disclousure papers for prospective partners to sign before getting involved? Just to cover ones butt from being prosecuted? Sad,,,so sad. Honesty is sooo important from everyone concerned . From pos to neg.

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      #261316 - 02/20/12 08:27 PM

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It truly saddened me to read the horror that some pos people were put through in our court systems. And what scared me just as much was those that caused that due to being malicious over a broken relationship. Whats next? Disclousure papers for prospective partners to sign before getting involved? Just to cover ones butt from being prosecuted? Sad,,,so sad. Honesty is sooo important from everyone concerned . From pos to neg.




Ohio gave me a set of those papers. It consisted of the disclosure laws on one sheet, and the 2nd sheet was a master copy to be reprinted for any potential partners,etc. that basically stated I indeed disclosed to them beforehand and that by signing it they were acknowledging that indeed they were aware of my status....

and i can see where it comes from the vengeful partner who didnt get their way, etc. Society makes it ok, when you have a vulnerability like HIV/AIDS... It's real, there's no BS about it. It's stereotyped profiling at its best. People lose their kids for having it, even. it's all about control & manipulation....

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      #261345 - 02/22/12 01:08 AM

It is really terrible. The rash of cases I have been reading the last few months is just awful. I can't imagine someone with any reason buying into this terrible trend. It feels like a time warp to 20 years ago.

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      #261348 - 02/22/12 12:25 PM

i see where the potential can come from when it involves having proof of notification. but, its just another step to protect ourselves. this is tantamout to a pre nup in my eyes.
but where i dont like this is the fact the stigma is further pushed into our lives because of having to prove something. i worry that this could lead to bringing back the lepor colonies, just due to social stigma. sure i may be putting the cart before the horse, but many people dont know or still dont understand hiv/ aids, and thats the real sad part

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      #262659 - 04/24/12 08:10 AM

What is sad is that these laws were established in part because back in the early 90's when Reagan was president he refused to give states any HIV funding UNLESS they institued laws aimed at reducing HIV. Unfortunately the laws have NOT been revisited to keep up with science and the research on HIV. States still prosecute HIV poz ppl on the basis that the disease is a death sentence and we know that just isnt true anymore. The Positive Justice Project and the HIV Law and Policy Non Profit groups have been petitioning the gov't to change the law or at least revise them especially when it is consensual sex. It is really up to us to demand that from our elected officials. Start a petition so that this doesnt become widespread. I know the Rep Barbara Lee from CA has already introduced a bill call HR3053 Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws, unfortunately lets hope the REpubs will get over their bigotry enough to pass this as law and soon.

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