People Living With HIV Should Disclose Their Status If They Don’t Want To Go To The Court
The actual law of Ohio state requires People living with HIV to disclose their status before having sex with new partner. In case of hiding HIV status they can face the court. Another evidence that unfortunately stigma and discrimination towards LGBT communities or HIV-positive societies is still actual.
The actual law of Ohio prohibits free speech rights because it focuses only on disclosure, not the actual transmission of the disease, say attorneys arguing against the law on behalf of an Ohio man convicted of failing to tell his girlfriend he had HIV after they started having sex breaking the law is considered a felonious assault with a possible prison sentence of up to eight years, according to the publication of triblive.
“The targeting of HIV and no other chronic illnesses reinforces the notion that HIV is a death sentence, which does not reflect the medical reality of HIV. It is akin to trying to end wars by banning swords.” - commented Raymond Faller, a public defender.