September 20, 2011
Ontario Attorney General Asks to Intervene in HIV Case
Ontario’s attorney general has applied to intervene in a Supreme Court of Canada decision that could make it easier for courts to convict people with HIV who don’t disclose their status, Xtra! reports. Current Canadian law states that people with HIV have a legal duty to disclose their status if they could expose their partners to significant risk. However, “significant risk” has never been formally defined. Activists worry that if “significant risk” is removed as a criterion, as they claim the attorney general wants, then anyone with HIV who did not disclose in almost any circumstance could be prosecuted.
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