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Hiv Crime

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Legislator Introduces Proposal to Make Intentionally Spreading HIV a Crime

Li Yaping, a deputy to China's National People's Congress, has introduced a proposal that would make intentionally spreading HIV a crime punishable by a minimum of 10 years in prison or by a maximum of life imprisonment or the death sentence,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UN Director of Office on Drugs and Crime Places Issue of HIV Among Drug Users on Global Agenda

"In wide-ranging opening remarks to the current session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, the Executive Director of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov placed HIV and drug use at the heart of the global agenda,"... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Crime Scene Safety class

What is the biggest hazard to a crime scene investigator, Hep c or HIV and why? ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Risk in this profession would be determined by whether there was any risk of a needlestick. I would suspect that this risk would be very low. After a needlestick exposure, the risk of hepatitis C is greater than HIV. This has been demonstrated in... 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 »

Tracking of virus in case of a trial for HIV-transmission

HiI live in a country, Norway, where transmission of HIV - willed or by accident - is a crime. I'm thus worried that I might end up i court if a condom should burst. That said, there has been few trials, but it's still worrisome. I thus...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello to you in Norway,Detailed genetic testing can sometimes determine the source of one's HIV. This requires testing of both the "patient" and the "source(s)".Be well,BY... Read more »
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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 »

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
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 »

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 »

Looking For A Penpal / Friend For a Friend

Posted by DawnW, 9 Replies
Although I am not HIV positive a friend of mine is. He has been in prison for the past 27 yrs for a crime he didn't commit. Recently the Innocence Project has taken his case and they have all hopes of having my friend released. He contacted the... Read more »