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Hiv Deadly Weapon

HIV Is Not a Crime... Or Is It?

Eric Sawyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Sawyer

HIV criminalization laws place the burden of responsibility for disclosure of HIV status and the negotiation of condom use solely on HIV-positive individuals. They absolve the HIV-negative or untested of responsibility for their own health or the health of others.

Dangerous Precedent: HIV-Positive Man Convicted for Infecting His Informed, Consenting Partner

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Rick says that he disclosed his HIV status, and the victim chose to engage in unprotected anal sex anyway. The victim later tested positive for HIV, blamed Rick and charged him with assault. After a one-week trial, a jury convicted him of a felony.