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Felony And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona Bill Seeks Felony Charge for Intentionally Exposing Others to HIV, STDs

Ariz. Rep. Lela Alston (D-Phoenix) has proposed HB2218, a bill that would make it a felony to intentionally expose others to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Alston explained that she wrote the bill... Read more »

Maryland Bill Proposes to Make HIV Transmission "Attempt" a Felony; State Senator Speaks

Another day, another HIV criminalization story. According to The Daily Times , a Maryland state senator has proposed a new bill that would make "knowingly transferring or attempting to transfer HIV to another individual" a felony in his state,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nebraska Senate Bill Would Make Knowingly Exposing Sexual Partner to HIV Felony Assault

HIV-positive people who knowingly engage in sexual activities without revealing their HIV status to their partners could be charged with felony assault under a bill (LB 872 ) introduced on Wednesday by Nebraska state Sen. Lowen Kruse, the Omaha... Read more »
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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 »

Man accused of injecting infant son with HIV

hi rick,i was browsing the net and found the following:Man accused of injecting infant son with this an issue in the US? how do we know (due to the long period where people don't show symptoms) that this hasn't been happening more...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The news story you are referring to here was such an unusual event, that it made national news. When a person tests HIV positive, we interview the person (or the parents in the case of children who test positive) to... Read more »

Im recently diagnosed HIV . . .

I was recently diagnosed as HIV +. Im 99% sure from whom I got it from and this person new their status and did not bother to disclose that information to me but after I told them I just found out Im HIV positive. They admitted they knew prior to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Although there is no doubt that the person who knowingly placed you at risk for acquiring HIV is indeed a scumbag, I agree with your statement, "I take a large part of the blame!!!" Blaming others for our own lapses in judgment is... Read more »

HIV+ dating & needing to disclose

Robert, hello.I have been HIV+ 6 years. I am currently attending college in Ohio but am originally from California. I mention this b/c I know Ohio law regarding disclosure is different and I am hoping I have not already put myself in a predicament....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately Ohio is not all that enlightened when it comes to HIV/AIDS. It's my understanding the disclosure laws there are quite unreasonable and border on the outrageous. For instance, I believe it's a felony for an HIVer even to... Read more »
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HIV+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007
I had not read 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... Read more »

interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for knowingly exposing another... 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 »

Hiv positives quarantined!!

Posted by Anonymous
Further proof that all HIV Postive people are at risk. You could be quarantined during state of emergency becuase of the Emergency Health Powers Act:


Contacts: Todd Swindell -- (415) 637-HOMO
Michael... Read more »