CNS: In a guide for young people published by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the organization says it opposes laws that make it a crime for people not to tell sexual partners they have HIV. The IPPF’s “Healthy, Happy and Hot” guide also tells young people who have the virus that they have a right to “fun, happy and sexually fulfilling lives.”
“Some countries have laws that say people living with HIV must tell their sexual partner(s) about their status before having sex, even if they use condoms or only engage in sexual activity with a low risk of giving HIV to someone else,” the guide states. “These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility of criminal charges.”
Under the heading “Sexual Pleasure and Well-Being,” the guide declares that it is a human right and not a criminal issue as to whether a person decides if or when to disclose their HIV status, even if they engage in sexual activities.
“You know best when it is safe for you to disclose your status,” the guide states. “There are many reasons that people do not share their HIV status. They may not want people to know they are living with HIV because of the stigma and discrimination within their community.”
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
It would be too hard to prove, one person could say they DID tell and are just being sued over a lovers spat.
You can be charged now for intentionally spreading the disease, there have already been a few cases
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:35 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Answer by momx3gx1b at 5:40 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Answer by LANDENSMOMMYlmk at 5:44 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
LANDENSMOMMYlmk, if you are shocked, you may want to contact Planned Parenthood. They are the ones wiling to fight to keep these laws from existing..
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:48 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Answer by 29again at 6:02 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Answer by 29again at 6:05 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Answer by etsmom at 6:21 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Answer by ryanlynn at 6:48 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Next question overall
When did you start noticing you were really moody when you got pregnant?