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February 7, 2012

Supreme Court of Canada to Hear HIV Disclosure Cases

The Canadian Supreme Court will hear two cases on Wednesday, February 8, to determine whether it is a crime for a person to withhold his or her HIV-positive status from a sexual partner if the risk of transmission is low, Huffington Post Canada reports. The upcoming ruling may clarify a 1998 Supreme Court decision that made it a crime to pose “significant risk” of HIV transmission to a sexual partner. In cases when an HIV-positive person has sex using a condom and is virally suppressed and on antiretroviral medication, the “significant risk” clause has been interpreted differently by various Canadian judges.

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