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Should an HIV carrier be held criminally liable for not informing sexual partners of their condition?

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bellaitaliapicz

Asked by bellaitaliapicz at 5:15 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes,I think so.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 5:17 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Yes but it won't happen.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Absolutely!
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 5:17 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Thats a hard one but I think if they are aware of it then they should....but then you have to prove they knew or didnt tell...it's all he said she said.
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 5:17 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Yes, and in most states they are. If someone is HIV positive and there is documented proof which they knew - meaning they are on file with the Center for Infectious Disease (where all cases are officially documented) - and they continue to knowingly affect others without informing them they can be held liable and can even be tried with attempted homicide or worse depending on the state.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:18 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • If they are aware that they have it, yes. i actually saw a news special about a man who had AIDS and infected I think 9 different women knowingly. In a sense, that's the same as attempted murder. Ugh.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 5:18 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Yes, people have to live their lives responsibly.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 5:19 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • That's a great question, btw. Here's a bump!
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 5:19 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • You bet your sweet patootie!
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 5:19 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Yes!YES!YES! And there is a man doing a life sentence for just this, in a small town in New York. He had sex with so many teenagers and it ran so rampant the free clinic was able to trace it all back to him.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 5:21 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

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