August 13, 2012
People With HIV Doubt They Would Get a Fair Court Hearing
HIV criminal laws have created a hostile legal environment for HIV-positive people, according to a survey by the Sero Project and reported by The American Independent. Preliminary results show that 49 percent of people living with HIV do not “trust” they would receive a fair hearing in court if they ever were criminally accused of not disclosing their status to sex partners. Thirty percent of respondents were unsure about how the courts would treat them. Only 21 percent of them trusted the courts. The survey also found that 29 percent had worried “a few times” about being falsely accused.
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