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Laws On Spreading Hiv

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Legislation (laws) Criminalizing the Intentional Spread of HIV

Rick,I have been hearing about many legislative bodies (the US Congress, as well as the legislatures of many US states) who are passing laws criminalizing the intentional spread of HIV.Are these laws necessary? Has intentional spread of HIV been a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The majority of people who are infected with HIV take steps to prevent the transmission of the virus to other people. However, there are some people who are aware that they have HIV, yet they will knowingly expose... 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 »

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... Read more »
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In Kato's Africa, USAID Money Spurred Spread of HIV Criminalization Laws

USAID-funded law puts Africans with HIV behind bars. When police found Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato bludgeoned to death last month in his Kampala home, the news brought renewed public attention to the well-documented U.S. roots of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indian Sex Workers Say Anti-Prostitution Law Will Hurt Efforts to Combat HIV Spread

On Tuesday, Indian sex workers criticized a proposed law that would crack down on brothel owners and clients and would give police more latitude in raiding the establishments. While prostitution is illegal in India, the ban is rarely enforced. At a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Poor Implementation of Laws Controlling Sale of Prescription Drugs Increasing Injection Drug Use, Spread of HIV in India, HIV/AIDS Advocates Say

Poor implementation of laws that control the sale of prescription drugs in India is increasing injection drug use and fueling the spread of HIV in the country, HIV/AIDS advocates said Monday, the AP/ Yahoo! India News reports (AP/ Yahoo! India... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Utah Law Requiring HIV Tests for Convicted Sex Workers, Solicitors Fails to Slow Spread of HIV Because It Is Not Enforced, Editorial Says

A Utah state law that requires convicted commercial sex workers and solicitors of commercial sex to be tested for HIV and makes sex work and solicitation a "felony offense for repeat offenders who were aware they had tested positive for HIV" could... Read more »
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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 »

Spreading HIV PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by anon11111, 3 Replies
I just found out my daughter has HIV/AIDS a few hours ago.
She is still sleeping around with ANYONE and ANYTHING that moves! PLEASE ADVISE ME as to what to do! I have a moral obligation to report her but to whom?
She had sex with her ex, the father... 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 »

spread aids................ NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by daisey6205, 5 Replies
just a note to update you all.
it has been a hell of a long i have traveled in the last year and a half. i have come to realize that the best friends i have are the ones i have never even met... those here that continually pray for my safety and... Read more »