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Should Knowingly Spreading Hiv Be A Crime

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AIDS InfoNet

Harm Reduction and HIV

...using drugs are less harmful than others. Drug users can best reduce the harm of their own drug use. Abstinence is the ultimate goal. However, it is also good to reduce drug use and drug-related deaths, disease and crime. The criminal justice approach should not be the only method for dealing with drug use. Combining it with a public health approach is more productive. Services for drug users should be non-judgmental. They...
Ask the Experts

Wondering (DISCLOSING HIV STATUS, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always uses protection. The other night we were talking and I asked him about his sex life since becoming positive. He told me he still gets some. But when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I strongly recommend disclosing HIV status well before doing the dance with no pants. HIV disclosure is never easy and there can be complications. I have written Read more »

HIV/AIDS Denial (AIDS DENIALISTS, 2009)

What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...theory of HIV is probable, is therefore a Foundation run by mass murdering, mass genocide criminals who should be executed for crimes against humanity worse than any of the crimes that the Nazis committed.rgds, Paul JohnsonResponse from Dr.... 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
...accountable for purposely infecting you. However, as I noted below, cases like yours in which someone intentionally transmits HIV are extremely rare. That doesn't mean it never happens, but rather that it very rarely occurs. When it does, it's a... 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 of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...involve exposure through consensual sex. (The others involve activities such as biting, scratching and spitting, or violent sex crimes such as rape or forcible sodomy.)Of the cases involving sex, most have been brought against female prostitutes... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Legislator Introduces Proposal to Make Intentionally Spreading HIV a Crime

...Li Yaping, a deputy to China's National People's Congress, has introduced a proposal that would make intentionally spreading HIV a crime punishable by a minimum of 10 years in prison or by a maximum of life imprisonment or the death sentence, ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia Seeks to Criminalize Deliberate AIDS Spread

...The government of Zambia last week said it would introduce a law making the deliberate spread of HIV/AIDS a crime punishable by up to 20 years in jail. If enacted, the legislation would be the first such law in Africa. One Zambian adult in Read more »
The Body

It's a Virus, Not a Crime!

...in a Jacuzzi who might very well wind up exchanging bodily fluids prior to exchanging detailed medical information, such as HIV status. I discussed some of the reasons disclosure is such a thorny issue: rejection, stigma, possible dissemination... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: HIV Laws Do More Harm Than Good

...spread say such measures can hurt more than help the fight against HIV/AIDS. "If being HIV-positive is being regarded as a crime, people will be less likely to get themselves tested," said Johanna Kehler, director of the AIDS Legal Network, a... Read more »
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hit over the head

Posted by sixtwenty3, 4 Replies
...i feel like i've been hit over the head and reeling since being diagnosed as hiv positive. i have spent the better part of two weeks reading everything i can on the internet only to feel overwhelmed, confused, Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
...wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS? wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO? QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY... Read more »

HIV+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007
...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 not... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »