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Spreading Hiv Should Not Be A Crime

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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 »
Body Positive

It Oughtta Be A Crime?

Nushawn Williams. It's the name most often invoked to justify legislative efforts aimed at punishing people with HIV for the spread of the virus. Nushawn Williams is the young man who allegedly had unsafe sex with at least 48 women and girls in... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Crime of Being HIV Positive

Monique Howell and her husband, Steven Moree, stand together in Washington, D.C. AFC photo: Gregory Trotter. Two incriminating words branded the young Army clerk's honorable discharge paperwork. Serious offense. Monique Howell had not been... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is failing to disclose my HIV status a crime even if we use condoms?

Is it against the law not to disclose your status the person you're engaging in sexual acts as long as you're taking the appropriate preventative measures (ie, on medication and using protections, etc.)?...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the question. The answer really depends on your state. In a jurisdiction where "exposing" someone to HIV is "criminalized" by way of a specific legislative act or through targeted prosecutions under... Read more »

What caused me to start committing crimes?

I was diagnosed with HIV in 1990 and in 1997 I had full blown aids. I recovered but things got real bad again last year. Up until two years ago I'd been a law abiding citizen most of my life and now I'm facing prison time for first time...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. Such behaviors are, of course, extremely serious. HIV-related disorders of the central nervous system (which include HIV dementia, HIV encephalopathy, HIV-associated dementia and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder) can... Read more »

Crime Scene Safety class

What is the biggest hazard to a crime scene investigator, Hep c or HIV and why? ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Risk in this profession would be determined by whether there was any risk of a needlestick. I would suspect that this risk would be very low. After a needlestick exposure, the risk of hepatitis C is greater than HIV. This has been demonstrated in... Read more »

Spreading HIV Intentionally

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some rumors that in my country there are some people who was diagnosed HIV positive intentionally spread their virus to other people in public places. I heard that they use needles to transmit the virus and the victim are...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.In many places, purposely spreading HIV (sexually or otherwise) is a crime. If a person does this, they could very well end up in jail or prison. Inorder for a person to spread HIV to others through needles, their... Read more »
Connect With Others

Is it really a crime?

Posted by LadyLuck, 2 Replies
I have been having sex with a man since the second week of Jan, of course unprotected, on March 1, 2011 I found a filled prescription dated Dec18, 2010 for a HIV medication. I confronted him and he said they gave him the medication cause he got... Read more »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? 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 GET... Read more »