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Criminal Statutes And Hiv Transmission

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Follow-up to HIV Disclosure to Partners - a reference for Criminal Statutes on HIV Transmission

This is a follow-up to the question about disclosure. Nancy, you are correct that most states have criminalized non-disclosure. However, it is extremely important to point out that these laws VARY WIDELY by state.For example, in Florida it is...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Chad, Thanks for writing. Your information is helpful, so I'm replying and posting for others to have access. I agree that setting the bar high is necessary to limit frivolous, revenge-motivated lawsuits. We are all responsible for protecting... 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... Read more »
Lambda Legal

State Criminal Statutes on HIV Transmission

...referenced statutes. In most instances, the wording used here is wording found in the referenced statutes (one exception is that "HIV" is used for convenience in this chart although the statute may use a different term, such as "AIDS" or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Several Florida Counties Using Criminal HIV Transmission Statute to Help Reduce Commercial Sex Work

...Several counties in Florida have begun charging commercial sex workers with criminal transmission of HIV -- a felony punishable by up to five years in prison -- in order to reduce commercial sex work in certain regions, the South Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Why Should HIV Criminalization Matter to You?

...National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) on Thursday December 16 at 2:00pm ET for an informational call and discussion of HIV Criminalization in the U.S. with advocates from NAPWA, The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP), and Lambda... Read more »
The Body

Three Reasons Why Criminalizing HIV Is So Wrong

... Ok. So there's been a lot of talk about the criminalization of HIV lately and this article is a late addition to the debate. For those who are not aware of what criminalizing HIV means, here's Read more »
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Criminal transmisson of HIV is prosecutable!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...punch in females, as for crime punch in 'sex offenses", and you will find some ladies serving time for "criminal transmission of HIV", you can find same in men categories but I suggested the women too narrow the field of search too a smaller... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »

If/When to Disclose

Posted by sanguine, 3 Replies
I am so confused. I've been positive for almost 2 years, celibate for as long. I just met a man whom I like. There is no physical attraction, but definite chemistry - if that makes sense - mostly an intellectual turn on. I'm debating if I want... Read more »

HIV+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007 this site much lately but came across a comment by someone that "not every state makes it a crime too infect someone with HIV" and could not believe anyone would be so ill informed and or out right liar, since its true some states do not... Read more »