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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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jj, Manhattan, 2012-08-15 12:04:34
At the suggestion of this publication I contacted this lady via email about the Sero Study. I completed the study which took time. I contacted the girl who was doing this sero study for her school project and she was on vacation. Its been months and Ive yet to hear frmo her. I dont think you should have your readers involved in participating in studies like this. Thank you.

Frederick Wright, Coachelly Valley, 2012-08-15 06:09:03
I for one can testify in my experience that a court I had adressed in the South would not and in some since can not be fair. In my experence a Judge... had so much hear say bihind his chambers and gossip from his lawer friends, even from my own pay cousel that their was not a chance of fairness. Ths double edge sword where secercy and gossip from the community can bring forth dealy fear.Safer to come out with HIV to prevent a witch hunt,then face a cowardly community in my view.

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