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Can You Be Arrested For Spreading Hiv

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HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Arrests of HIV-Positive People Continue; CDC Must Act! Sign On!

Dear Bonnie, --> Do you know that HIV isn't spread by spitting, and that condoms are an effective HIV prevention tool? Of course you do. But this information seems to be outside the knowledge of many in the legal system across this country,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Religious Leaders Discussing HIV/AIDS With Residents in China Arrested for "Illegal" Gathering

Police on Monday arrested 29 religious leaders in China's Henan province for holding an "illegal religious gathering" that the U.S.-based China Aid Association said was meant to spur discussion about HIV/AIDS among local residents, the Associated... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocate Gao Remains Under House Arrest Despite Abandoning Plans to Accept Award in U.S.

Chinese HIV/AIDS advocate and retired physician Gao Yaojie on Thursday said she remains under house arrest despite abandoning plans to visit the U.S. to accept an award from the group Vital Voices Global Partnership , the New York Times reports... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv meds and cardiac arrest

hi is there a direct link with the use of HIV meds and cardiac arrest?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Unlikely. However, some HIV meds could affect the blood levels and therefore effect of certain cardiac meds, thus increasing their possibility of toxicity.... Read more »


Hello. Please help. I am a cop. Last week Saturday (2014-01-25) had to arrest a woman. I got scratched and later realized that she has small cut to her wrist. Both had blood but superficial wounds. I don't know if her wrist touched my...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are not at risk. What you have read is correct.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs... Read more »


Shannon thanks for the reply. That's why I'm worried. There was blood involved, although very small amount. Our wounds might have touched during the struggle when arresting the suspect....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe exposure would have to be prolong in your situation.Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time (for example: a blood soaked shirt of a health... Read more »


Thank you for responding to my question "HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person" yesterday. I do appreciate and value your time. The situation is actually my child who ate a hot dog handled by a person that got the blood on the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
When we discuss HIV transmission we always have to discuss broad possibilities. In an abstract sense what you need to transmit HIV is virus and an opening for it to get into the body. Yes, both of these were potentially present in the circumstance... Read more »
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another hiv related arrest

Posted by alive2, 1 Reply
another man in wny is caught spreading hiv knowingly having sexual conact without protection. this seems that it will further stigmatize hiv/aids to society.
here is another prime reason abstinence only doesnt work. comprehensive education must be in... Read more »


Posted by anon11111, 3 Replies
I just found out my daughter has HIV/AIDS a few hours ago.
She is still sleeping around with ANYONE and ANYTHING that moves! PLEASE ADVISE ME as to what to do! I have a moral obligation to report her but to whom?
She had sex with her ex, the father... Read more »

arrested for infection?

Posted by lost005, 3 Replies
I have been casually seeing the same guy for a while. He has never asked me my status and I have not disclosed. We have only had oral sex but I know there is still a chance. I was going to disclose but I read online that certain states you can be... Read more »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »