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Laws Against Hiv Transmission

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Laws Regarding HIV Transmission

If a person who is positive sleeps with a person who is NOT positive, and the sex is protected and all the precautions are taken to prevent transmission, is the positive person legally required to let the negative partner know before sexual contact?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I am not a lawyer and am not very familiar with all of the legal issues associated with this topic. I do know however, that these things are State regulated and differ State by State, in the United States. I believe some states have laws on the... Read more »

Transmission of HIV through Search and Seizure done by Law Enforcement

What would be the chance of HIV transmission if a law enforcement officer was stuck by a tattoo... 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawian Official Defends Proposed Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

Cyrus Jeke, a spokesperson for 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 ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya's HIV Transmission Law Divides Government, Advocates, IRIN/PlusNews Reports

A new law in Kenya -- which has been approved but not yet implemented -- is intended to prevent willful transmission of HIV/AIDS, but some advocates and government agencies are divided on its possible implications, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. Kenyan... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Complexity Surrounding Changing Iowa HIV Transmission Law Examined

The Iowa Independent looks at the complexity of changing Iowa's HIV transmission law. The Independent writes that Iowa "isn't a state with a high percentage of people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Prosecutions related to this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Groups Say Iowa HIV Transmission Law Worsens Stigma, Hinders Testing Efforts

Some Iowa groups are concerned that the state's criminal HIV transmission law adds to the stigma associated with the virus and hampers testing efforts, and are urging lawmakers to revisit the law, the Iowa Independent reports. According to the... Read more »
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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 »

pregnant + daughter-in-law

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was just talking to my positive daughter in law last night. She is seven months pregnant. My son is negative. They have two children, both born negative. She just told me her CD4 count is now down to 191 and her viral load is 36,000. The doctor... Read more »

Telling the IN-LAWS

Posted by debtex, 5 Replies
Hi All,
I'm a regular around here, but find myself really needing help. I've missed touching base with my poz support groups, due to job, kids, and just day to day going by so I'm glad I have my family here, so thanks to all.
My question... Read more »

Brandys law or murphys law ?????

Posted by Brandy, 3 Replies
I m not sure if its murphys law or just my life.......
when everything is perfect SOMETHING is going to go really wrong.... and it did here let me start at the begining MY jobs are going great and so are Matts whoes in ks we havent seen each other in... Read more »