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Georgia Governor Signs Bill to Modernize HIV Crime Law


Jim Allen:

In Brief:

--- Quote ---Under Georgia’s updated law, people living with HIV will no longer face a felony charge simply for not disclosing their status before sex.

The updated disclosure law is based on the latest scientific knowledge about HIV transmission, notably that people living with HIV who take meds and maintain an undetectable viral load do not transmit the virus, a fact referred to as Undetectable Equals Untransmittable, or U=U. (Many HIV laws on the books were passed in the early days of the epidemic, when fear and lack of scientific knowledge about the virus reigned.)

Under the revised law, people living with HIV can be charged with a felony and serve up to five years if they show intent to transmit HIV and the act in question “has a significant risk of transmission based on current scientifically supported levels of risk transmission,” reports Capitol Beat.
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