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HIV felony conviction overturned

September 25, 2012

Citing a lack of clarity in state law, the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday overturned the felony conviction of a man who infected his sexual partner with HIV, even though a jury found he gave fair warning that he had the disease.

Love gone wrong shouldn’t mean jail, says HIV-positive woman

September 21, 2012

The injustice of Jessica Whitbread’s situation hit her during a recent evening at a bar when there was dancing, drinks and a really hot guy who was obviously interested in her.

AIDS groups go after Ontario attorney general

September 19, 2012

A coalition of Ontario HIV/AIDS groups has launched a new phase of their campaign to compel the province’s Attorney General to stop prosecuting HIV-positive Ontarians for non-disclosure.

Poll results show strong favor toward having the state HIV law

September 18, 2012

GENESEE COUNTY, MI — The poll results are in for a recent poll that asked MLive readers what they thought of a state law that was put in the spot light. The law, MCL 333.5210, states that anyone diagnosed with AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) or who knows they are infected with HIV and does not inform a sexual partner is guilty of a felony.

Should courts force those with HIV to tell their sex partners?

September 16, 2012

The advances in HIV-AIDS treatment in the last decade have been nothing short of amazing, transforming the virus from what was once a death sentence to what is now a manageable disease. Antiretroviral medications keep levels of the virus in carriers so low, they are often almost undetectable, greatly reducing the risk of ever passing the virus on to sexual partners.

Thoughtful analysis of HIV disclosure laws following Flint, Michigan arrest

Human rights group questions need for HIV law; Health officials say it protects the public
September 15, 2012

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – At the height of the AIDS crisis, the state passed a law requiring those who were HIV positive to tell potential sex partners or face going to prison.

U.S. Positive Women’s Network devastated by murder of HIV-positive woman in Dallas

September 14, 2012

The U.S. Positive Women’s Network (PWN), a national membership body of women living with HIV, is devastated to hear the tragic news that a young woman living with HIV in Dallas, Texas, was murdered for disclosing her HIV status to a partner. PWN calls for immediate action to eliminate HIV stigma and violence against women living with HIV.

Maharashtra state government consulting on mandatory pre-marital HIV tests

Bill to make HIV tests mandatory before marriage under consideration
September 14, 2012

MUMBAI: The debate on making HIV tests mandatory before marriage has been rekindled. The state women and child development department is actively considering the move. Varsha Gaikwad, minister, women and child development, told TOI that her department would be consulting various sections of the society in this regard.

Sweden: Man sentenced to four months and must pay SEK 15 000 in damages for HIV non-disclosure to wife

Fängelse för hivsmittad man
September 14, 2012

En man från trakten av Eslöv dömdes på torsdagen i Lund till fyra månaders fängelse för att han upprepade gånger haft oskyddade samlag med sin hustru trots att han bar på hiv. Mannen behandlades sedan 2001 mot hiv men berättade det inte för kvinnan som han träffade sju år senare.

Groups call for revising HIV disclosure statute

September 12, 2012

MASON CITY – Nick Rhoades served time in prison, including six weeks in solitary confinement, lost many of his privacy rights and must register as a sex offender for life. His crime: not disclosing to a partner with whom he was intimate that he was HIV-positive. “Does the punishment fit the harm done?”

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