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October 15, 2012

Awareness of HIV Criminal Law Not a Factor in Compliance

A New Jersey law that requires people with HIV to disclose their status to partners before sex is not an effective tool to prevent the spread of HIV, according to a study by the Medical College of Wisconsin published in the American Journal of Public Health and reported by HealthCanal.com. Participants who were aware of the law (51 percent) were just as likely to disclose they have HIV to sex partners as those who were unaware of the law.

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Rod, , 2012-10-17 00:23:46
Of course disclosure laws don't prevent the spread of HIV. They've never been about preventing the spread of HIV. They're all about destroying the lives of people who are unfortunate enough to test positive. They're the modern day equivalents of leper colonies. All the fearmongering about whatever imaginary risky we allegedly present while undetectable doesn't make these laws ok.

ladysal, Palmetto, 2012-10-15 21:09:03
I am Hiv positive. You must tell people you have Hiv if you have it. That person might still decide to stay with you. Even with a low viral load a person is still at risk. I don't HIV and God knows I don't want to give to anybody

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