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People Who Went To Jail For Spreading Hiv

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Tuberculosis

...takes a long time for TB transmission to occur. Family members of people with TB, or people living for a while in the same house, health-care workers, and people who live in residential facilities like homeless shelters and prisons are most likely to get TB. People with latent (not active) TB do not spread the disease. Once a person with active TB starts treatment (drugs, more below in "TB Treatment"), they usually can't spread the disease...
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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 of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also my personal belief that each of us, and not just those who are HIV positive, is responsible for preventing the further spread of HIV/AIDS.Dr. BobMust disclose it is law. Dec 21, 2005One should always disclose status. One of your fans wrote... Read more »

Response to the following post I just read (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

HiI often read this site and I have a lot of respect for it but feel the need to write in regards to the below conversation. I really think its wrong that you say that people shouldnt be prosecuted for the transmission of HIV. I think it should be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not deter or prevent him from infecting you! Hence, your case helps prove my point that the law is not effective in deterring individuals like your ex. It does more harm than good.Dr. Bob Read more »

Criminalization is a shame and absolutely useless (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV) (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I was reading the article about the Iowa man sentenced for 25 years because he didn't disclose his status. If we continue so nobody is willing to make the test and the consequences would be devastating. I know people that refuses to get tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...point of view, has been a colossal failure. Criminalization will drive the epidemic back underground, allowing the virus to spread undetected. Bringing this back to your specific case, your behavior should not change whether your partner... Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people that again question if to disclose, remember that some states can imprison HIV positive that knowing their status are spreading the disease. Some states have full disclosure on names of HIV poz people required by law. Some will argue, well... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australian Study Finds Treatment Could Stop Spread of AIDS in Jail

...Epidemiology at the University of New South Wales, said the study showed post-exposure treatment for HIV could help contain the spread of AIDS in jail. "Specific guidelines for the use of PEP in prisons should be developed by correctional health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tough Law to Curb AIDS

...on Thursday passed a tough sex law in an effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS. The Sexual Offences Act provides for stricter prison sentences of up to 20 years for people found guilty of knowingly infecting others with HIV/AIDS. Under the new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lawmakers: Mozambique Prisons Overcrowded and Unsafe

...problem in the prisons is AIDS, with no special help for inmates who carry the disease and few programs in place to prevent its spread. The UN has said that many Mozambican jails were unhealthy and unsafe and noted that prisoners often suffer... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

... HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated Read more »
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interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 7 Replies
...dangerous individual," Prosecutor Dwight Scroggins said after the sentencing. "If he is not in prison, he would likely continue to spread HIV." Sykes was convicted in 1997 under a 1988 Missouri law that made it a felony to knowingly expose... Read more »

interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri ? A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual Read more »

Interesting news story on man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...dangerous individual," Prosecutor Dwight Scroggins said after the sentencing. "If he is not in prison, he would likely continue to spread HIV." Sykes was convicted in 1997 under a 1988 Missouri law that made it a felony to knowingly expose... Read more »

interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual Read more »