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Criminal Law And Hiv

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UNAIDS

Avoid Using Criminal Law for HIV, Says New UNAIDS Report

Barcelona -- Countries should generally refrain from using criminal law to deal with conduct that carries the risk of HIV transmission, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Instead,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Say India's Law Criminalizing Homosexuality Hinders HIV Prevention

International human rights groups and gay rights advocates in India on Saturday in an open letter called on the government to repeal its law criminalizing homosexuality, saying the law is affecting the fight against HIV/AIDS, the New York Times ... Read more »
Housing Works

USAID Response Fails to Condemn Laws That Criminalize HIV

Does USAID support laws that criminalize HIV? In February, the Update published a piece about how the U.S. government had pumped $35 million into a USAID program that produced a model HIV criminalization law in Africa. We know these laws... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Legislation (laws) Criminalizing the Intentional Spread of HIV

Rick,I have been hearing about many legislative bodies (the US Congress, as well as the legislatures of many US states) who are passing laws criminalizing the intentional spread of HIV.Are these laws necessary? Has intentional spread of HIV been a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The majority of people who are infected with HIV take steps to prevent the transmission of the virus to other people. However, there are some people who are aware that they have HIV, yet they will knowingly expose... Read more »

Criminalization is a shame and absolutely useless (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV) (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I was reading the article about the Iowa man sentenced for 25 years because he didn't disclose his status. If we continue so nobody is willing to make the test and the consequences would be devastating. I know people that refuses to get tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree with you! Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure is counterproductive. I'll reprint below some information from the archives where I discuss this topic.Dr. BobYou miss the point entirely Feb 23, 2009 While I generally... Read more »

I agree with Dr Bob about criminilizing of non disclosure (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV) (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

Hello, Dr Bob! Thank you for your always caring answers. I would just like to tell you about the situation in Sweden where I live. Sweden is the only country in Europe where its a criminal act not to disclose your hiv positive status before having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mr. J.,Thank you for writing in with a real life example of the negative consequences associated with criminalizing HIV nondisclosure!Dr. BobYou miss the point entirelyFeb 23, 2009 While I generally respect your advice and opinions...I must... Read more »
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7/12, New York, NY: Criminalization, Incarceration & HIV

Posted by bartleby
Criminalization, Incarceration & HIV
Thursday, July 12
New York, NY

Incarceration and re-entry are difficult experiences. Family issues, emotional and physical health, housing and employment all present challenges for individuals involved in the... Read more »

Criminal Acts or Not?

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
Read carefully: the law only applies to exposing someone.....regardless of whether they test positive or not.

HIV law being challenged
LAWRENCE - A Kansas law meant to punish people who have sex without telling their partners they are HIV-positive is... Read more »

Worried about criminal prosecution PLEASE help

Posted by dmb147, 5 Replies
I just told someone who I had unprotected sex with about 24 hours ago that I am positive and she is freaking out, I am very worried about being prosecuted. Couple things:
I live in NYC
I didn't cum/orgasm
I asked her for a condom and she didn't... Read more »

De-criminalization Stories

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
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... Read more »