TITLE

Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don't Tell Your Partner Is a Crime

AUTHOR(S)
Hernandez, Sergio
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Pro Publica;12/ 1/2013, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the adoption of laws that penalize an HIV-positive person for exposing another to HIV by several states in the U.S. It mentions that at least 35 states have laws that criminalize specifically exposing another person to HIV whether or not the virus is really transmitted. Many legislators and law enforcement officials defend the laws, stating they discourage people from spreading the virus and establish a standard for precautions and disclosure in an ongoing epidemic.
ACCESSION #
93608765

 

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