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Studies On Criminalization And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Fear of Criminalization Harms Trans People Living With HIV

The Sero Project and the Transgender Law Center surveyed HIV-infected people in the United States to determine the effect of disclosure laws on HIV testing and treatment. According to the National HIV Criminalization Survey, 58 percent of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Laws That Criminalize Gays Hurt HIV Treatment: Study

Bad laws and customs are hindering an effective response to HIV/AIDS globally, an independent commission reported Monday. Comprising former heads of state and internationally renowned HIV experts, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law based its... Read more »
Sero Project

HIV Criminalization Discourages HIV Testing, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People With HIV in U.S.

Washington, D.C. -- Preliminary data from the Sero Project's ground-breaking survey of more than two thousand people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S., released July 25, 2012, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., reveals HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
Hi,I absolutely agree with you! Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure is counterproductive. I'll reprint below some information from the archives where I discuss this topic.Dr. BobYou miss the point entirely Feb 23, 2009 While I generally... Read more »

I agree with Dr Bob about criminilizing of non disclosure (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV) (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

Hello, Dr Bob! Thank you for your always caring answers. I would just like to tell you about the situation in Sweden where I live. Sweden is the only country in Europe where its a criminal act not to disclose your hiv positive status before having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mr. J.,Thank you for writing in with a real life example of the negative consequences associated with criminalizing HIV nondisclosure!Dr. BobYou miss the point entirelyFeb 23, 2009 While I generally respect your advice and opinions...I must... Read more »

criminalizing hiv non disclosure (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I would like to forward my appreciation to Dr Rob for being so informative and unprejudice.I have one question and one rant.If I am aware that someone had intentionally and knowingly been irresponsible regarding their HIV status and as a result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry, but I have to once again strongly disagree with several of the points you made in your rant/question. Cases of someone "intentionally and knowingly" transmitting HIV are extremely rare. If this occurred during nonconsensual... Read more »

"Criminalizing" HIV

I usually agree with most of what you post Dr. Frascino, but I don't entirely agree with your position on this topic. I do agree that in some cases non-disclosure may be unintentional and that safer sex precautions should be used with every...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your post. The issue of criminalizing HIV or HIV nondisclosure is complex and your arguments are the ones most often presented in support of criminalization. The reason I disagree is that criminalization of HIV nondisclosure has been... Read more »
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7/12, New York, NY: Criminalization, Incarceration & HIV

Posted by bartleby
Criminalization, Incarceration & HIV
Thursday, July 12
New York, NY

Incarceration and re-entry are difficult experiences. Family issues, emotional and physical health, housing and employment all present challenges for individuals involved in the... Read more »

Criminal transmisson of HIV is prosecutable!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you think non disclosure is non prosecutable you have not been reading the news lately, a man recently got 22 years in Washington DC for not disclosing his status, a man on west coast was being tried for life inprisonment for same offenses, in... Read more »

Criminal Acts or Not?

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
Read carefully: the law only applies to exposing someone.....regardless of whether they test positive or not.

HIV law being challenged
LAWRENCE - A Kansas law meant to punish people who have sex without telling their partners they are HIV-positive is... Read more »

Worried about criminal prosecution PLEASE help

Posted by dmb147, 5 Replies
I just told someone who I had unprotected sex with about 24 hours ago that I am positive and she is freaking out, I am very worried about being prosecuted. Couple things:
I live in NYC
I didn't cum/orgasm
I asked her for a condom and she didn't... Read more »