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HIV Transmission And The Law

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Complexity Surrounding Changing Iowa HIV Transmission Law Examined

The Iowa Independent looks at the complexity of changing Iowa's HIV transmission law. The Independent writes that Iowa "isn't a state with a high percentage of people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Prosecutions related to this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Groups Say Iowa HIV Transmission Law Worsens Stigma, Hinders Testing Efforts

Some Iowa groups are concerned that the state's criminal HIV transmission law adds to the stigma associated with the virus and hampers testing efforts, and are urging lawmakers to revisit the law, the Iowa Independent reports. According to the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya's HIV Transmission Law Divides Government, Advocates, IRIN/PlusNews Reports

A new law in Kenya -- which has been approved but not yet implemented -- is intended to prevent willful transmission of HIV/AIDS, but some advocates and government agencies are divided on its possible implications, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. Kenyan... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Transmission of HIV through Search and Seizure done by Law Enforcement

What would be the chance of HIV transmission if a law enforcement officer was stuck by a tattoo needle that had charcoal on it?How long does the virus live in a situation like this?Would an HIV test done 12 to 24 hours later reveal anything?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. The answers to your concerns can be found in the following posts:needlestick injuries / Accidental exposure with needle stickSignificant Exposure - Health Care Workers(1)CDC standards for needlesticks? (2)regarding... Read more »

Laws Regarding HIV Transmission

If a person who is positive sleeps with a person who is NOT positive, and the sex is protected and all the precautions are taken to prevent transmission, is the positive person legally required to let the negative partner know before sexual contact?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I am not a lawyer and am not very familiar with all of the legal issues associated with this topic. I do know however, that these things are State regulated and differ State by State, in the United States. I believe some states have laws on the... Read more »

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello C,How long have I been doing this? Oh Lordy, since the last millennium, I think.As for HIV disclosure laws, they vary from state to state. California has a "Willful Exposure" law, which makes it a felony (punishable by up to eight... Read more »

disclose is the law (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

hi, i agree with the other poster we all should disclose to someone you are going to have relations with, i got tagged by a guy who i repeatedly ask about testing and his response was he had been tested several times and was negative this was a lie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,We are all in agreement that we should all disclose our HIV status before having sex and yes there are disclosure laws in some locations (see below). However, I do not believe you can blame other people for your own personal decisions to place... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
A friend who is + recently had an experience with a woman, there was flirting, playful touching, but no intercourse or oral. He did not tell her of his status, maybe he should have. She has found out the he is + now and is making threats to go to... Read more »

pregnant + daughter-in-law

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was just talking to my positive daughter in law last night. She is seven months pregnant. My son is negative. They have two children, both born negative. She just told me her CD4 count is now down to 191 and her viral load is 36,000. The doctor... Read more »

Telling the IN-LAWS

Posted by debtex, 5 Replies
Hi All,
I'm a regular around here, but find myself really needing help. I've missed touching base with my poz support groups, due to job, kids, and just day to day going by so I'm glad I have my family here, so thanks to all.
My question... Read more »

Brandys law or murphys law ?????

Posted by Brandy, 3 Replies
I m not sure if its murphys law or just my life.......
when everything is perfect SOMETHING is going to go really wrong.... and it did here let me start at the begining MY jobs are going great and so are Matts whoes in ks we havent seen each other in... Read more »