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Hiv And Criminal Law

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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 of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV) promotes stigma and discrimination. Branding a behavior criminal can and has led to the belief that HIVers are "potential criminals" and consequently a threat to the general public. Logically this can deter people from getting tested, even... 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... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawian Official Defends Proposed Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

...Malawi's Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development, defended plans for a proposed law that would make it crime for an HIV-positive person to knowingly transmit the virus to another person, the BBC reports. "It's not fair to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Iowa's Criminal HIV Transmission Law Examined

... A recent court decision in Black Hawk County, Iowa where a 34-year-old HIV-positive man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and a lifetime of parole for not informing a sexual partner of his status, might Read more »
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).... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Va. General Assembly Considers Measure That Would Remove Intent Clause From Criminal HIV Exposure Law

...Virginia General Assembly is considering a bill ( HB 871 ) that would make it easier for people to bring charges of criminal HIV exposure or transmission against an HIV-positive person who does not inform a sexual partner of his or her HIV... 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 »

HIV+ Small Business Owner w/ Insurance Question

Posted by tmd6972, 2 Replies
...I'm just curious if there are any other HIV+ small business owners out there that have dealt with insurance issues. We currently have BCBS and I'm covered for medical and Read more »

HIV+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007
...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 not... 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... Read more »