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Effect Of Being Charged With A Crime And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Healey: Test Suspects in Sex-Crimes for STDs

On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey told the Legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary that a bill to require sex offenders to undergo testing for HIV and other STDs "will provide crucial information and peace of mind to victims of sexual... Read more »
Body Positive

It Oughtta Be A Crime?

Nushawn Williams. It's the name most often invoked to justify legislative efforts aimed at punishing people with HIV for the spread of the virus. Nushawn Williams is the young man who allegedly had unsafe sex with at least 48 women and girls in... Read more »
TheBody.com

Why HIV "Crimes" Harm HIV Prevention and People With HIV

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIVers Charged with Bio-Terrorism

I was just reading on this site about a Michigan man charged with bio-terrorism after biting someone. I was wondering what you thought of this. Where does this go from here? If we throw a kleenex into the trash, but it accidently hits someone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Bioterrorism? Hmm. I have been adamantly opposed to the criminalization of HIV from the start of the pandemic. (See below.)HIV is not transmitted via tears. Tears, similar to nasal secretions, saliva, sweat, urine, vomitus and feces, are not... Read more »

Can I be charged for infecting someone with HIV

I live in Texas and have been positive for 6 months and still learning how to live my live. I recently gave oral sex to someone and did not mention my status. He later found out and is waiting for his test, he says he will press charges on me. Is it...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,I am very glad that you wrote in with this question. Learning to live with new information about one's HIV status is hard enough, but learning how to navigate a new legal landscape of rights and risks adds another layer of... Read more »

Is failing to disclose my HIV status a crime even if we use condoms?

Is it against the law not to disclose your status the person you're engaging in sexual acts as long as you're taking the appropriate preventative measures (ie, on medication and using protections, etc.)?...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the question. The answer really depends on your state. In a jurisdiction where "exposing" someone to HIV is "criminalized" by way of a specific legislative act or through targeted prosecutions under... Read more »

What caused me to start committing crimes?

I was diagnosed with HIV in 1990 and in 1997 I had full blown aids. I recovered but things got real bad again last year. Up until two years ago I'd been a law abiding citizen most of my life and now I'm facing prison time for first time...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. Such behaviors are, of course, extremely serious. HIV-related disorders of the central nervous system (which include HIV dementia, HIV encephalopathy, HIV-associated dementia and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder) can... Read more »
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Taking charge of your life

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
hello
Lately i have been trying to coax myself into starting meds. I am not in the danger zone quite yet my t's flux btwn 300-400 and for the most part of feel fine. I have had symptoms in the past such as shingles and i have a slightly coated... Read more »

Hate Crimes Affect Us All

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
Singer Kevin Aviance Beaten in New York City
Police Arrest Four People on Hate-Crime Charges
AP
NEW YORK (June 12) - A singer suffered a broken jaw and other injuries in an attack by a group yelling anti-gay slurs, yet he hopes to perform again by the... Read more »

Is it really a crime?

Posted by LadyLuck, 2 Replies
I have been having sex with a man since the second week of Jan, of course unprotected, on March 1, 2011 I found a filled prescription dated Dec18, 2010 for a HIV medication. I confronted him and he said they gave him the medication cause he got... Read more »

cdc leads the charge

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect
infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) says:
T... Read more »