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anotherday
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Reged: 05/15/13
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Re: Disclosure laws in Canada
      07/30/13 11:51 PM

Hello fellow Canadian (well Canadien) ... there is no specific Canadian laws pertaining to disclosure, however, if you are engaging in recreational sex, condom or not, there is a certain degree of risk and if you do not disclose to someone during an intimate encounter, condom breaks, they contract HIV and they find out you know your status up front ... they can infact pursue criminal assault charges. It's one of the judicial grey areas in Canada (gotta love the Canadian judicial system). (excellent law related article in the National Post from October/2012)

If you are concerned someone will not have sex with you because you disclose to them, well that is kinda irresponsible on your part, but atleast it gives them the option to "protect" themselves.

I know in Alberta we have a website for gay/bisexual men that "hookup" and they always wave the undetectable flag around like it is some kind of merit badge that says to everyone "I had HIV but don't anymore" ... and surprisingly alot of guys think that, oh there is no risk anymore ... well there is, any doctor will tell you ... the risk might be diminished, but it's still there!

In my opnion, and it might sound harsh and make me sound miss informed, I still see activity like that, undetectable or not, as playing russian roulette, you don't know when that bullet will be in the chamber ... do you want to be the one to knowingly pass on HIV to someone just because you thought the risk was diminished! We as individuals who knowingly are diagnosed and have HIV, have a resposibility to uphold. Give them the chance to protect themselves!

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