In Michigan, Effort to Enforce HIV "Health Threat" Law Raises Questions
February 1, 2013
A University of Michigan study reports that public health officials in 14 Michigan jurisdictions are using information from the HIV surveillance names reporting database to find and prosecute HIV- or STD-infected people who are legally considered a "health threat." In addition to asking a newly diagnosed client for the name of the client's sexual partner(s), the public health officials are inquiring whether the sexual partner disclosed HIV status before having sex.
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