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Criminal Transmission Of Hiv

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Criminal Transmission of HIV

About 2 months ago a man threw semen into my eyes at work. Judging by the man's behavior i believe he was masturbating behind the counter and threw the semen into my eyes, mouth and nose. I notified the authorities but it was too late. What is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A man threw semen into your eyes, mouth and nose at work???? Hmm .. . . where do you work? A sperm bank or perhaps at the secret GOP wingnut hangout on C Street???Your HIV-acquisition risk is extremely how; however, if you're worried that... Read more »

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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mexico: Criminalizing HIV Transmission Faulted by Experts

Even as international experts condemn the practice, criminalization of transmission of STDs has taken hold in Mexico. "It's an issue that just hasn't been raised forcefully enough and so the state has not reacted," said Mario Ju├írez, of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Criminalizing HIV Transmission in Uganda Will "Negatively Impact" Public Health, Opinion Piece Says

In response to "serious concerns about the ongoing rapid spread" of HIV/AIDS and the "perceived" ineffectiveness of HIV prevention efforts, the Ugandan government is considering an "overarching legal response" to HIV transmission, Andrew Bahemuka,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Criminalizing HIV Transmission Discourages Testing, Contributes to Spread of Virus, Some Canadian Advocates Say

Some HIV/AIDS advocacy groups and physicians in Canada are calling for an end to recent criminal trials of HIV-positive people who allegedly exposed sexual partners to the virus knowingly, arguing that the criminalization of HIV transmission does... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hamilton Spectator Examines Debate Over Criminalizing HIV Transmission

The Hamilton Spectator on Monday examined debate among some legal experts and HIV/AIDS advocates over criminalizing HIV transmission for those who know they are living with the virus. The Spectator examined the case of Johnson Aziga, an... Read more »
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Criminal transmisson of HIV is prosecutable!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you think non disclosure is non prosecutable you have not been reading the news lately, a man recently got 22 years in Washington DC for not disclosing his status, a man on west coast was being tried for life inprisonment for same offenses, in... Read more »

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 »