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Is It Against The Law To Have Sex With Someone And Not Tell Them That You Have Hiv

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This Month in HIV: Sex, Privacy and the Law When You're HIV-Positive

This is Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director of The Body. I'd like to welcome you to This Month in HIV. This month's topic: Sex, Privacy and the Law When You're HIV Positive. For as long as humanity has known about the existence of HIV, there's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNDP Releases Report Examining Impact of Laws Regarding Sex Work, Effectiveness of HIV Response

The UNDP on Thursday released a report, titled "Sex Work and the Law," which "examines 48 countries in Asia and the Pacific to assess laws, legal policies and law enforcement practices that affect the human rights of sex workers and impact on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Sex Law to Curb HIV/AIDS, Marital Rape in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has passed a new law that criminalizes the deliberate transmission of HIV, recognizes rape in marriages and imposes heavy penalties for a host of sexual offenses. The Sexual Offenses Act, which also seeks to protect youths and mentally... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv and sex (DISCLOSURE LAWS)

Hi Bob,l recently tested positive to hiv and l am a male, if l have sex with a female and put a condom on and practice safe sex, by law l dont have to let her know l am hiv positive is that right ???...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Depending on where in the world you live, by law you may actually have a duty to inform before having sex. (See below.) And no matter where you live and no matter what your local laws may mandate, you have a universal moral obligation to... Read more »

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello C,How long have I been doing this? Oh Lordy, since the last millennium, I think.As for HIV disclosure laws, they vary from state to state. California has a "Willful Exposure" law, which makes it a felony (punishable by up to eight... Read more »

AIDS LAWS - CONSENSUAL SEX

Are there any states in which an HIV+ person can be convicted and go to jail for having unprotected consenual sex with an HIV - partner? I understand that most people would find in unethical but is it considered illegal or can two consenting adults...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In my state of North Carolina, if a person with HIV infection has unprotected sex with another person without disclosing their HIV status they can be prosecuted as a 'health law violator'. I suspect, NC is not the only state with such... Read more »

disclose is the law (DISCLOSURE, DISCLOSURE LAWS)

hi, i agree with the other poster we all should disclose to someone you are going to have relations with, i got tagged by a guy who i repeatedly ask about testing and his response was he had been tested several times and was negative this was a lie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,We are all in agreement that we should all disclose our HIV status before having sex and yes there are disclosure laws in some locations (see below). However, I do not believe you can blame other people for your own personal decisions to place... Read more »
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Disclosure laws in Canada

Posted by Mark100, 2 Replies
Hey Guys, I was just wondering if someone could clarify for me when exactly do I have to disclose to someone that I have HIV. I was diagnosed in February and I am currently undetectable. I haven't had sex since this time because I wanted to wait... Read more »

Disclosure by Law

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone cite for me a specific law that requires sexual partners to disclose their HIV status in the event that they have engaged in unprotected sex? In Florida, it is required by law to disclose BEFORE the act, but would like to find out the... Read more »

Laws

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
A friend who is + recently had an experience with a woman, there was flirting, playful touching, but no intercourse or oral. He did not tell her of his status, maybe he should have. She has found out the he is + now and is making threats to go to... Read more »

Massachusetts laws

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a very good friend who is hiv positive and in a relationship and not disclosing. It is truly because he is afraid, know. Anyway, I told him he could get in trouble for not telling her. He said he is doing nothing wrong, he always uses... Read more »