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Hiv Hate Crimes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN: Homophobic-Based Hate Crimes on Rise

In a statement marking Tuesday's designation as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called on governments to do more to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: Hate Crime Arrest for AIDS Memorial Vandalism

Police arrested a man on suspicion of a hate crime for defacing the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. Philip Atkinson, 20, of San Francisco, is being held on suspicion of vandalism with a hate crime enhancement, burglary and possessing stolen... Read more »
Body Positive

Hate Crimes

Only a few months after Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left for dead in Laramie, Wyoming, the nation's lesbian and gay community continues to reel from a continuing series of antigay murders.On February 19 in rural Alabama, Billy Jack... 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 »

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 »

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 »

"re: I hate HIV" a comment

I hate HIV too, but I hate depression more. If you are depressed get treated promptly because depression is also life threatening. It is difficult enough to manage an HIV infection. The amount of self advocacy is phenomenal. With depression it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for sharing your sage thoughts. BY... Read more »
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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 »

I HATE SYMPTOMS!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK SO IVE READ TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT SYMPTOMS ARE NEVER AN INDICATOR OF AN HIV INFECTION......HOWEVER HOLY CRAP ITS HARD TO NOT DRIVE YOURSELF CRAZY WHILE YOUR WAITING FOR YOU RESULTS WHEN YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS LIKE DIAREAHA, SHORTNESS OF BREATH,... Read more »

I hate it when...

Posted by kicker, 10 Replies
Ok we spend so much time discussing HIV and not having much fun or showing how fulfilling life can be even after a positive result so lets lighten it up a little. Living with HIV doesn't always need to be one problem after another lets celebrate out... Read more »