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If someone is HIV positive, should having unprotected sex without first alerting their partner be considered a crime?

In a few states this has been prosecuted as assault with a deadly weapon and/or even attempted murder... However, so far, only a few states have bought in to this line of prosecution...

So what do you think? Is this a crime, should it be? Or is the responsibility only partly theirs, as has been ruled in other states?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 3:54 PM on Oct. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes, it should be a law for individuals to make it aware if they have a life threatening illness like HIV that can be passed on to other people.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 3:56 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Yes, sense HIV kills. It should be like if you killed someone. Or at least attemped murder.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 3:56 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Yes. With out any doubt at all what-so-ever! Infecting someone with a deadly disease no matter what it is, is causing a person harm.
    KKline

    Answer by KKline at 4:04 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • It's too hard to prove. The only evidence is "he said she said." Really dangerous.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:04 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • There was a pop star in another country prosecuted for it and a baseball player was just accused of it...


    If you knowingly do not tell someone your status and you know it, it should be a crime. For those saying its a choice of the other person to not protect themselves,,,but if your friend hands you a drink, you don't test it to see if they poisoned it. If you trust the person and ask them their status and they do not disclose...that's intentionally putting your life on the line.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:08 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • http://www.theindychannel.com/news/22636564/detail.htmlnews/22636564/detail.html


    http://chicago.gopride.com/news/printer.cfm/ArticleID/11854900


    Yes I do. These are just 2 cases. If you knowingly attempt to transmit a deadly disease, you should be charged.


     

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:28 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • yes its unfair and not right
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 4:40 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Definitely. It's the same thing as handing someone a death sentence.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 4:47 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Of course!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:07 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • I think it should be against the law or deemed a crime to do that to someone. I mean those people go get tested to see if they have an STD.. and I am pretty sure the doctors tell you that you need to tell people before you have sexual activity with them... or even tell your past partners that they need to go get tested as well. I mean if you know you have it then why would you want to jeopardize someone else's life?
    ajc88

    Answer by ajc88 at 6:00 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

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