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Author Topic: Non-Disclosure of HIV/CriminalTransmission of HIV  (Read 982 times)

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Offline sanjuanboy

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Non-Disclosure of HIV/CriminalTransmission of HIV
« on: May 09, 2012, 05:53:21 PM »
 :)  I have recently heard about debates that  this law may be overturned.  There are, as with anything, some good points to overturning this and some bad points.  My question or opinion is this:  Very, very few, persons who test HIV+ are going to have a difficult time, extremely difficult time pinpointing the "culprit."  I am not blaming the person, but let's face it, we all know how to have safe sex and it takes two. 

Why do some US states have criminal transmission of HIV as a crime (i/e, Arkansas) and some do not (i/e, Arizona).  From a personal standpoint, if I have to disclose to  a perfect stranger my health issues, well then I just don't have sex with persons that do not know.  simple as that.   Health is a personal matter, period.

Is there a statutue of limitation on the charge??  What is someone makes his/her complant years later to the law.  I would venture to say if someone chose to not disclose to a partner his or her status and then 8-9 years later decided to bitch to the law about it.  How do they know how many persons that individual has been with during the period of time. 

If someone passes due to complications with the virus, which is not common these days, does that enhance the matter? 

What about individuals who frequent gay bathhouses?  Well there's a whole new matter.  There was this place in Albuquerque called the Pride Gym, which is long gone now.  We went there ONE time, and boy oh' boy some of the things I saw there!!!!!! :o   I don't recall one person using a condom.  We chose not to be active participants.

Offline Joe K

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Re: Non-Disclosure of HIV/CriminalTransmission of HIV
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 07:21:56 PM »
I suggest you search the forums for disclosure threads, as there are many and most of them do not end well.  It's an awfully complicated issue to discuss and when you add the legal ramifications it becomes really tangled.



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