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Author Topic: US state with the best HIV laws?  (Read 183 times)

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Offline Lavick81

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US state with the best HIV laws?
« on: November 06, 2020, 05:23:08 pm »
Hello all!

I currently live in Texas and will be moving 2nd half of 2021 to find a new job. I currently live in a small town (3000ish) in rural central Texas but will be looking for a new software engineering job after my current contract ends next year.

My question is what state has the most HIV freely laws? I have heard of people being charged with stuff close to attempted murder (or at least threatened with it) in states like Texas or others just for spitting at/on a cop (or someone). I am guessing the state would be California but am not sure.

Thanks all and have a good one!

Offline Almost2late

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Re: US state with the best HIV laws?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2020, 06:25:52 pm »
Hi Lavick81,

For the most part the more conservative the state, the less supportive those states are to people living with HIV.

I used to live in Florida and had no issues with HIV laws bc simply put, I didn't break any of those laws.. spitting on anyone is pretty fucked up, but I get what your concerned about. We should be treated equally in the eyes of the law.

In Oregon there's no HIV specific laws, but if you knowingly infect someone with any std, you can be found liable.. and I don't have any issues with that.

Have you checked out this site? http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/resources/map-hiv-criminalization-united-states-center-hiv-law-and-policy-updated-july-2020

Also if you are moving, you should consider which states/cities have good HIV resources. Rural areas I think are more challenging on that issue.

 


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